Thomas, Juanita Cannaday

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Juanita Cannaday Thomas, 97, of Floyd, passed away Saturday, October 3, 2015, at Skyline Nursing and Rehab.Center. Born July 15, 1918 in Floyd County, she was the daughter of the late Urbane Cannaday and Ella Williams Cannaday.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 63 years, Silas H. Thomas, son, S. Wayne Thomas, and three brothers, Harley Cannaday, George L. Cannaday, and Ralph Cannaday.

Surviving her are a son, S. Glenn Thomas and wife Leta Enoch Thomas, both of Charlottesville; a daughter-in-law, Judy Lee Thomas of Copper Hill; a brother, Thornton L. Cannaday of Bedford; a sister, Ilene C. Compton (spouse Carson) of Pulaski; four grandchildren, Stephen G. Thomas (spouse Joyce) of Houston, Texas, Ella T. Heitzler, PhD.,(spouse Paul) of Alexandria, Robin T. Chewning (spouse Tom) of Roanoke, and Christy T. Vest (spouse Kevin) of Check; three great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was a loving wife and mother who was an active member of Red Oak Grove Church of the Brethren and who worked outside the home in the garment industry. She will be sorely missed by family and friends.

The immediate family will welcome guests at a visitation Wednesday, October 7, 2015 at Gardner Funeral Home in Floyd from 1 to 2 p.m. with the funeral service at 2 p.m. officiated by the Rev. Hebron Quesenberry. Burial will immediately follow at Jacksonville Cemetery, Floyd.

Online Condolences may be made at The family is being served by Gardner Funeral Home, Floyd.