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Odessa Bowers Kanoy
Date: 9/7/2017
Location: Thomasville

Mrs. Odessa Bowers Kanoy, 88, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, September 7, 2017 at Thomasville Medical Center. Odessa was born on May 5, 1929 to the late Charlie H. Bowers and Bertha Nifong Bowers in Davidson County. Odessa was a member of Emanuel Reformed Church in Thomasville. She worked for over twenty five years for Dr. OR Hodgin’s office and Prudential Insurance of High Point for ten years. Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her son Steve Kanoy. Surviving are her loving husband of 69 years, Raymond “Doc” Kanoy of the home; a daughter in-law, Gloria Kanoy of Chapel Hill, and her grandson Matthew “Matt” Kanoy of Durham. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, September 9, 2017 at 4:00 PM at Emanuel Reformed Church Cemetery in Thomasville with Rev. Ricky Payne officiating. There will be no formal visitation held. Memorials can be made to Emanuel Reformed Church at 1170 Emanuel Church Road, Thomasville, NC 27360. Online condolences can be made to the Kanoy family at


I was so sad to hear the news about Odessa. I am keeping all of you in my prayers. Odessa was a lovely, kind lady who was my mother's best friend. She was like a second mother to me. She will be greatly missed. I loved her so much. Many happy memories of times we all spent together.
~ Jeanne Cobb Conway , South Carolina
Prayers for the family...There will be a void in my chair every Saturday morning at 9 am...I will miss her dearly as I know you will too without a doubt...I will always remember when I was 4 yrs old Odessa came at my parents house and took me to Bible School ...I remembered it well because I didn't listen to her and said " I want to slide one last time on the sliding board..Well I fell at the top of the sliding board and broke my arm...If I had of listened to her and got in the car like she told me ...oh well..gonna miss all of our talks and our laughs together :-)
~ Judy Stone Thomasville , North Carolina
So sad to learn of Odessa's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you Raymond and all of your family.
~ Ava Kanoy Lexington , North Carolina
I am so shocked and saddened by Odessa's death. I,m so sorry I have been sick and unable to help during all this. Raymond, I am so shocked and saddened by Odessa,s death. I'm so sorry I am sick and unable to help during this crisis. My prayers are for you-Doc, Gloria and Matt. I'll see you Raymons as soon as I'm well. Love you all. Harold Kirkman glori
~ Harold Kirkman thomasville , North Carolina
Sorry to hear the bad news.Raymond and Odessa both have always been good Godly people that have always been super good to me and my family.
~ Randy Bowers Thomasville , North Carolina