Martha Cannon Merritt

January 30, 1932 - September 16, 2010
Martha Cannon Merritt


Mrs. Martha Cannon Merritt, age 78 of Wilmington, NC, passed away Thursday, September 16, 2010, in Castle Hayne.

Born in Horry County, she was a daughter of the late Gurley Cannon and Ruth Todd Cannon. She was also predeceased by ten siblings.

Survivors include her husband, Curtis Leo Merritt, Sr. of Wilmington; a daughter, Flora Padgett and husband Willie of Castle Hayne; a son, Curtis Merritt Jr. and wife Nancy of Rocky Point; a sister Marie Robison of Wilmington; 6 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be held 2 PM Monday, at Oleander Memorial Gardens with Phillip Pope officiating.

Visitation will be 3-5 PM Sunday, at Wilmington Burial and Cremation, and other times at the home of Willie and Flora Padgett.

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Wilmington Burial and Cremation Service, 1535 S 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099


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  • September 19, 2010
    Lee and Nancy Hewett says:
    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Martha was a sweet lady, always had a kind word and a smile. God bless you in your time of mourning.

  • September 20, 2010
    Shelly Montgomery says:
    My Dear Curtis & Nancy, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. You know she is in a better place with no more suffering. Dear hearts you are in my prayers and may the Lord be with you and the family during this time of need. Much Love, Shelly