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 Margie Elizabeth <I>Fuller</I> Cannon

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Margie Elizabeth Fuller Cannon

  • Birth 25 Nov 1921 Newberry, Newberry County, South Carolina, USA
  • Death 9 Aug 2007 Mount Pleasant, Charleston County, South Carolina, USA
  • Burial North Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina, USA
  • Memorial ID 36189902

Daughter of George Berlie and Zula Odella Stribble Fuller. Wife of James Alton Cannon

Margie Elizabeth Fuller Cannon, beloved wife of the late James Alton Cannon, Sr. died early Thursday morning August 9, 2007 at the Hospice of Charleston Hospice Center in Mt. Pleasant. Mrs. Cannon was born November 25, 1921, in Newberry, SC the daughter of the late George Berley Fuller and Zula Stribble Fuller. She moved to Charleston in 1941 to work in the Navy Yard, and was a Rosie the Riverter-a female worker who performed war-time jobs when the men went into the Armed Forces to serve in World War II. In Charleston, she met and married James Alton Cannon, Sr., one of those who had worked in the Navy Yard, and who had enlisted in the US Navy. In 1959, Mrs. Cannon became Magistrate Eugene Herron's clerk, and in 1968, was appointed magistrate to replace Herron on his retirement. Magistrate Cannon, one of the first female judges in South Carolina, was the first female to serve in Charleston County as magistrate. She held that position until her retirement on June 30, 1994. Magistrate Cannon was a charter member of the South Carolina Magistrate's Association and served as its treasurer from 1973-74. She was a charter member of the Charleston County Magistrate's Association. In June, 2002, the South Carolina House of Representatives passed a resolution praising Magistrate Cannon for her many years of service on the bench. In February, 2004, the Tri-county Lodge of the Fraternal Order of Police established the Judge Margie F. Cannon Award for Judicial Excellence to recognize the contribution made by judges, and Magistrate Cannon was the first recipient. Mrs. Cannon was a long time member of the Trident Business and Professional Women (BPW), serving as its president from 1972-73. In 1973, the Trident BPW named her Career Woman of the Year. She was also a member of the Olde Towne chapter of the American Business Women's Association, in which she held various offices. She is survived by two sons: James Alton Cannon, Jr. of the Isle of Palms and Rhame Berley (Rooster) Cannon of North Charleston, and a daughter Odella (Dell) Cannon of North Charleston; two daughters-in-law Wallis Cannon and Sherry Cannon; six grandchildren: Kelly Mills Keen (Brian), Capt. Eddie Mills (Dawn), Al Cannon, III (Alison), Sara Cannon Hanson (Capt. Ryan), Chip Cannon (Alysia), and Matthew Cannon; seven great-grandchildren: Elena Keen, Kennnedy Mills, Brailen Mills, Avery Mills, Shaw Hanson, Emma Hanson and Layne Mills. Mrs. Cannon is survived by brothers George Fuller (Vernice) of Greensboro, NC, P.K. Fuller (Jo Ann) of Newberry, SC, and Kenneth Fuller (Runelle) of Greenwood, SC, and sisters Elise F. Summer of Pomaria, SC, Bobby Jean F. Long (Dereaux) of Sumter, SC, Woodie F. Bedenbaugh of Charlotte, NC and Lavenia F. Beck of Newberry, SC. Two special friends C. J. Thompson and Naomi Morris. She was preceded in death by a sister Martha F. Humpheries. Margie Cannon was a member of Cherokee United Methodist Church where she was active in many aspects of the church. During her long illness, Margie was cared for by many dedicated and loving people and she felt blessed by that care. She spent the last month of her life at the Hospice of Charleston Hospice Center in Mt. Pleasant being cared for and comforted by some of the most special people in the world. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to the Hospice Center, 3870 Leeds Ave., Suite 101, N. Charleston, SC 29405, or Cherokee United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 70396, N. Charleston, SC 29415. The relatives and friends of Margie Cannon are invited to attend her funeral service in Cherokee Place United Methodist Church. Saturday, August 11, 2007, at two o'clock. Interment, Carolina Memorial Park. Friends may call at J. HENRY STUHR, INC., DORCHESTER ROAD CHAPEL Friday between five and eight o'clock.

Published in the Charleston Post & Courier on 8/10/2007.

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 36189902
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