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Sherwood Cannon

Sherwood Cannon

Miss Sherwood Cannon, 99 of Rock Hill, S.C., passed away October 30, 2009. She was born February 11, 1910, in the India Hook Community, the daughter of the late Eliza “Lida” Hunter and R.S. Cannon.

She attended Winthrop College and taught first grade at Lancaster County and Richmond Drive Schools.

Sherwood was a dedicated, life-long member of India Hook United Methodist Church. She served as youth leader, long-time Sunday school teacher, president of the women's organization, church treasurer, and church historian. Her life has inspired the lives of many.

Miss Cannon was preceded in death by her parents; her sister Virginia Donahue; and her brothers, Harry and Herbert. She is survived by her sisters-in-law, Frances Cannon and Harriet Cannon; nephew, the Rev. Joe B. Cannon; nieces, Alice C. McWaters, Kay C. Alford and Sally C. Butler; and dear friend, Martha Donahue.

The family wishes to sincerely thank Sherwood's loyal care givers, Gwendolyn Coleman, Diane Blackwell, Adrianne Helton and Dot Cannon, as well as the staff of Westminster Towers and Hospice & Community Care.

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Miss Cannon will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at India Hook United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Stephen D. Gaither officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the service at the church. Burial will be private.

Memorials may be made to India Hook United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 36700, Rock Hill, SC 29732; or Hospice & Community Care, P.O. Box 993, Rock Hill, SC 29731.

Condolences can be e-mailed to the family online at

Bass-Cauthen Funeral Home is serving the family.