Martha Lynn Cannon Corn

June 7, 1944 - January 17, 2022
Martha Lynn Cannon Corn

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 their beloved

“Maw Maw.”


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, Pam Miller, Hazel Shepherd, and

Arlene Watkins.


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.




Sunday, January 23, 2022
2:00 PM

Fletcher First Baptist Church - Directions
5 Cane Creek Road
Fletcher, NC 28731


Sunday, January 23, 2022

Forest Lawn Memorial Park & Mausoleum - Directions
538 Tracy Grove Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792


Saturday, January 22, 2022
4:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Fletcher First Baptist Church - Directions
5 Cane Creek Road
Fletcher, NC 28731

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  • January 22, 2022
    Debbie Miller says:
    Martha has always been such a steadfast and true friend for all us. I am blessed to have known her since early childhood and to be the flower girl in the wedding of her & Ray. She will be missed by so many and always in our hearts.

  • January 21, 2022
    Shelby Pettit says:
    Ray, Crystal, Tony, and Hollie, You have my deepest sympathy and I'm praying for all of you. Martha will always have a special place in my heart, and I will always remember her strong Christian faith. May God wrap his arms around all of you during this time and give you strength and peace.

  • January 22, 2022
    Judd Jensen says:
    Dear Ray and Family, Tia and I were so saddened to hear of Martha’s passing. We have such great memories of seeing her at church and she always had a way of making us feel like family. Our love and prayers are with you all during this time.

  • January 22, 2022
    Donnie Garren says:
    Ray , Crystal , Tony , and Holly so sorry to hear of Mrs Martha's passing she was a great lady my prayers are with you all

  • January 22, 2022
    Elsie Whitley says:
    Ray and family. Vick and I are so sorry to learn of Martha’s passing. We have so many sweet memories of your family. She definitely will be missed! May our Heavenly Father comfort all of you!! Love, Vick and Elsie Whitley