Edley Martin Canipe, 94, of Lattimore, formerly of Lawndale, passed away Tuesday February 25, 2014 at Willow Ridge Nursing Home in Rutherfordton.
Born October 18, 1919 in Rutherford County, he was a son of the late Jasper Suson Canipe and Leila Smith Canipe. He worked for PPG, the saw mill as a thrasher, and retired from Cleveland Mills and was a member of Lawndale Baptist Church.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Wendell Canipe, son-in-law, Joe Mauney, one granddaughter, Christine Appleman, two brothers, Marvin Canipe and Hughes Canipe, and five sisters, Blanche Towery, Rena Johnson, Vergie Bridges, Vassey Johnson, Iris Cook, and Little Ivey.
Survivors include his wife of seventy five years, Daphine McNeilly Canipe, two sons and daughters-in-law, Mitchell & Gail Canipe of Ellenboro and Charles & Gail Canipe of Shelby, one daughter, Helen Mauney, eleven grandchildren, twenty three great grandchildren, and ten great great grandchildren.
Visitation will be Friday 1:00PM until 2:00PM at Stamey Funeral Home
The funeral service will be Friday at 2:00PM at Stamey Funeral Home Chapel with Revs. Court Greene and Jim Kilby officiating.
Burial will follow in Rose Hill Memorial Park.
Memorials may be made to Lattimore Baptist Church PO Box 188 Lattimore, NC 28089 or to Lawndale Baptist Church PO Box 126 Lawndale, NC 28090.
A guest register is available at www.stameyfuneralhome.com