The following obituary was submitted by South Canton Funeral Home and Chapel:
Blanche Harmon (Bobbie) Lanham, otherwise known as Nanny Bobbie, passed away at the Canton Nursing Center on Dec. 2, 2013.
She was born on May 11, 191,7 to William Cecil and Falby Garrison Harmon in the Salacoa Valley. She lived in the Canton area until the age of 19 when she moved to Cartersville to live with her married sister who worked at the Goodyear Mill in Atco.
She met her husband Fred Lanham there and they married in 1937 and they were married 54 years at his death in 1991. During World War II they lived on Carolina Beach and in Savannah where Fred worked in the shipyards building and repairing ships. After the war they then returned to Canton, making it their home for the remainder of their lives. Nanny Bobbie worked for many years in Rosenblum's store in Canton and then operated her own small store called Bobbie's Den for a few years before retirement.
She is preceded in death by her parents brothers Willie, Lawrence and Brady Harmon, sisters Constance Porter, Gladys Pruitt, Ruth Cloud, Jack Stancil, Bill Adams and Cece Buice as well as husband Fred Lanham, infant daughter Nancy Jo Lanham, adult son Johnny Lanham and adult grandson Chris Lanham.
She is survived by one daughter and son in law, Kathy and Leonard Dunn, grandsons, Shane (Mollie) Dunn and Trent (Tiffany) Dunn, great-grandchildren Walker, Chandler, Cambelle, Delaney and Seth Dunn, daughter in law, Lynda Lanham and special niece Darlene Cagle.
Visitation was held on Tuesday and will continue today from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The funeral will be held at Indian Knoll Church today at 2 p.m. with Reverend Ken Parker and burial will be in the church cemetery.