In Memory of




Obituary for Helen Elizabeth Cannon

Helen Elizabeth Cannon, 81, passed away on November 29, 2020 from an extended illness. She was a life-long resident of the Northeast Georgia area. She was the daughter of Janie Helen West Cannon and Charles Edgar Cannon. She is survived by her sister and nephew, June and Jeff Stephens, who reside the Atlanta area.

Helen graduated from Wesleyan College in 1960 with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Music. She became a band director and elementary school teacher in Habersham County. She had a love for music produced by local artists, co-owned a music store in Clarkesville, and sponsored musical programs for the Sautee Nacoochee Community Association (SNCA).

Helen had many hobbies. Most noteworthy was her broom making ability, which she taught at the John C. Campbell Folk School in North Carolina. She also participated in and contributed to local organizations, such the Foothills Guild of Art and Crafts, Atlanta’s Hospital Hospitality House, SNCA.

Helen will be missed by her many friends and family members. A memorial service will be planned in the future. Donations in Helen’s memory may be made to the Sautee Nacoochee Community Association or the Nacoochee Presbyterian Church.

An online guest register is available and may be viewed at

Habersham Crematory (678-617-2210) of Cornelia is in charge of arrangements.