Martha Lynn Cannon Corn
- January 20, 2022
A fierce defender of her family, a champion for children and those in need, and a devout Christian soul, Martha Lynn Corn, 77, of Mountain Home, North Carolina passed from her beloved mountains to her heavenly reward on January 17th, 2022 surrounded by her devoted and loving family. For nearly 80 years, she was the rock and foundation for her family and community.
Born in Hendersonville, North Carolina on June 7th, 1944, she was the daughter of the late Reverend Connie D. and Grace Hyder Cannon. Martha met Ray Corn when they were both children, later married, and then shared 57 years together as husband and wife. Their love bore three children, five grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
Martha lived her whole life in Henderson County, graduated from West Henderson High School, and later studied Early Childhood Development at Asheville-Buncombe Technical College. For 55 years, she cared for more than 100 children, many of whom called her they’re beloved
She was a member of Fletcher Baptist Church. She is survived by her beloved husband Ray, her children Crystal Corn, Tony Corn, his wife Lee Ann, and Hollie Lifshey and her husband Richard along with her grandchildren Veronica Anderson and her husband Matthew, Jonathan Levi and his wife Carol, Grace Goforth, and her husband Aaron, and Caroline and Lukas Corn. Her great-grandchildren are Teagan and Parker Anderson and Weston Levi.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Reverend Connie D. Cannon, Grace Hyder Cannon, and her siblings Thomas E. Cannon, Talmadge Cannon, Billy J. Cannon, Kenneth Cannon, Ruby J. Freeman, and Patsy Holder.
She is survived by her siblings, Jackie Halford (Hubert), Dean Holder (Lelon), Doris Connor (Bill), Connie Kuykendall (David), Larry Cannon (Celestia), Gail Rogers (Bob), and Jerry Cannon (Janet). She is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
She is also survived by her steadfast Christian friends Ann Hill, Hazel Shepherd, and
Visitation will be held at Fletcher First Baptist Church on Saturday, January 22nd from 4 pm until 6:30 pm. The funeral service will be held at Fletcher First Baptist Church at 2 pm on Sunday, January 23rd. Burial will immediately follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Hendersonville. Officiating will be Reverend Roy Waldroup and Reverend Thomas Glenn.