Barbara Louetta Cannon Jenkins


Barbara Louetta Cannon Jenkins, age 82, of Dillard, Ga., passed away on January 26, 2020.

Barbara was the daughter of the late Irvin Cannon and the late Bessie Swafford Cannon on July 21, 1937. Barbara was known for her love of flowers. Her children and grandchildren meant everything to her. She passed on her knowledge of canning, sewing and many other life skills to them. In her professional life she worked as a seamstress for Clayburn Manufacturing.

 In addition to her parents, one brother, Carl Leroy Cannon; two sisters, Inez Hardy and Jackie Houck, preceded her in death.

 She leaves behind her loving husband, Gordon Jenkins, of the home; one son, Bobby Hamilton (Michelle), of Satolah, Ga.; four daughters, Marlene Anderson, of Clayton, Carol Owens, of Anderson, S.C., Anita Hamilton, of Rabun Gap, Kim McKay (Ricky), of Clayton; one brother, Tommy Cannon of Smyrna, Ga.; one sister, Wilma Jean Trusty of Mountain City; nine grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren also survive her.

A funeral service was held on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 in the Chapel of the Beck Funeral Home at 11 a.m. with Rev. Gabe Southards officiating.

Interment followed the service in the Rabun Memory Park.

The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations should be made in Barbara’s memory to the Hospice of Northeast Georgia 2150 Limestone Parkway Ste. 222 Gainesville, Ga. 30501.

Beck Funeral Home, in Clayton, Georgia, is in charge of the arrangements. If there are any questions, please call 706-782-9599. An online Memorial Register Book is available at