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Kenneth Newell Canterbury

October 13, 1937 ~ March 25, 2020 (age 82)

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King – Kenneth Newell Canterbury, 82, of King passed away at his home with his wife and son by his side after an extended illness. 

Mr. Canterbury was born in Cleveland County, NC to the late Newton Cornelius and Mable Kershaw Canterbury.  He was an assistant manager with Eckard Drugs for several years, prior to his retirement.  He proudly served his country as a U.S. Marine and is of the Baptist faith. 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers: James and Richard Canterbury. 

Left to cherish his memory is his wife Emma Creed Canterbury and his son, Todd Blaine Canterbury. 

Mr. Canterbury will lie in state at Slate Funeral Home on Friday, March 27, 2020, from 11:00 AM until 5:00 PM and Saturday, March 28, 2020, from 9:00 Am until 10:30 AM.

A private graveside service will be held at East Bend Friends Cemetery with Mr. Bill Bean officiating.

Flowers are appreciated or memorial donations may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.

Slate Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Kenneth Newell Canterbury.  Online condolences may be offered at www.slatefh.com.

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Lie instate
March 27, 2020

11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Slate Funeral Home
132 E Dalton Rd
King, NC 27021

Lie instate
March 28, 2020

9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Slate Funeral Home
132 E Dalton Rd
King, NC 27021

Private Interment

East Bend Friends Church Cemetery
Cemetery St.
East Bend, NC 27018

Please note
Due to the COVID-19 restrictions, the graveside services are private.


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