Sara (Young) Cannady

118 Vineyard Place
Griffin, Ga
Phone: 770-585-2149


My life since graduation:

After graduating, I worked in Chattanooga for a short period of time and moved to Atlanta and went to work for Sears in their downtown offices. While working in the billing department, I went to school and became one in the first group of key punch operators for Sears. In the summer of 1966, a co-worker introduced a friend of his, Jim Cannady. We dated for several months and at Christmas, he asked me to marry him. We were united in marriage April 4, 1967 and celebrated 45 years this year (2012). God has blessed our marriage as we have tried to serve Him. We lived in Atlanta for a couple of years and then moved to Jonesboro, Ga where we lived for 4 years. We moved to Griffin, Ga in 1973 and have lived there since. During this time God blessed with 3 children; Tim, 44, is married to Beverly for 22 years and they have been blessed with 5 children. Abigail, Taylor, Bethany, Lauren, Isaiah. Kim, our only daughter is 41 and she is married to Robby for 21 years. They have 4 children, Kayla, Kyle, Karson, Kaitlin and they are a blessing also. Philip our youngest is 33. He is married to Rachel for 4 years and they are expecting a little girl in Feb, 2013, their first. We are excited because our youngest grandchild is 13 and our oldest is almost 21. We love to get together and share their music, hear about their sports and tell funny stories from the past. We meet at the track sometimes and walk or run. Jim, Tim, and Philip run in races from 5K's to marathons. We all love children and we all are seeking to live for the Lord.
Jim went to work for Delta Airlines in September of 1967 and worked as an Aircraft Maintenance Technician for 34 years, retiring in December, 2001. In February of 2005, Jim was ordained to the ministry. He served as Pastor of Senior Adults and Missions for 7 years at Second Baptist Church, Griffin, Ga., leaving that position in February of this year. He is semi-retired now and is still called on to preach funerals, perform weddings and other event.
In addition to working at Sears, I have been with JC Penny, Bank of Griffin, several years in electronics, and owned and operated Kids Under Construction Day Care. I have been active in working with kids in the church and community. I have a great love for sign language and have taught it to many children. I have been involved in teaching and sharing Christ in places like Venezuela and Brazil as well as at home. I have held back yard bible clubs for children in the community. I served as Director of Young Women for Flint River Baptist Association. After Jim was ordained to the ministry my horizon was expanded to see the many needs of others. The desire of Jim and I is to finish well and pass a legacy on to our children and grandchildren. Proverbs 3:5,6

Sara Ruth (Young) Cannady