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Elgin "Lee" Therone Canaan

August 6, 1940 ~ December 27, 2018 (age 78)
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Elgin Theone “Lee” Canaan, 78, of Burnsville, passed away Thursday, December 27, 2018, at his home.  A native of Wisconsin, he was a son of the late Elgin and Odetta Griffin Canaan, and the husband of Brenda Peterson Canaan who passed away in 2014.  He loved being a supervisor, fishing, the Green Bay Packers, and especially his family.

Surviving are a son:  Todd Canaan of Asheville; a daughter:  Laurie Onkels and husband, Ronnie, of Florida;  sisters:  Janice Joyce and Sherry Nickel; and a brother:  Greg Canaan, all of Wisconsin; a stepson:  Charlie Carroway of Johnson City, TN; a stepdaughter:  Pam Allen of Burnsville; 4 grandchildren:  Eden Carroway of California, Jenny Ballew, Juliana and Finley Allen of Burnsville; many nieces and nephews; and his special fishing buddies. 

A memorial service will be held at 2PM Monday in Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church.  Rev. Jerry Shelton will officiate.

The family will receive friends 1 hour prior to the service at the church.

Memorials may be made to Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, 151 Scronce Creek Road, Burnsville, NC 28714.

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