Funeral Associate

Brenda Whiteside

Brenda Whiteside has served on the Forest Lawn and Shuler Funeral Home staff since 2007 but has worked in the funeral business in Henderson County since 2002. Brenda was born in Virginia but spent most of her life in Henderson County. Brenda worked previously at The Mother Earth News and retired from banking. She and …

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Tom Leitzel

Tom has served on our staff since 2016.   A native of Pennsylvania, he relocated to Western NC in 2016. He has a business degree from the University of Baltimore.  His background is in land mobile radio communication networks where he worked with law enforcement, DOD, first responders, and foreign governments. His interests include travel and music.

Jim Cannon

Jim Cannon serves on the Forest Lawn and Shuler Funeral Home staff. A true mountaineer, Jim was born in Lincolnton and raised in Edneyville. Jim began his career in maintenance and then earned his degree in industrial engineering and worked for twenty-three years in the engineering department of General Electric. After forty years at GE, …

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Etta Cannon

Etta Cannon has served on the Forest Lawn and Shuler Funeral Home staff since 2011. Born in Georgia, she has lived in Henderson County for many years. Etta met her husband of forty-eight years while working on an Air Force Base. She worked for five years at GE and then twenty-four years at the Henderson …

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