Sallie Clay Martin Tillman Cannon Moody
August 18, 1859 – March 22, 1955
Marital Status: Married
Place of Birth: near Bell Buckle, Tennessee
Parents: John Tillman Cannon of Shelbyville, Tennessee and Narcissi Sutton Cannon of Bell Buckle, Tennessee
Spouse: Clement J. Moody of Shelbyville, Tennessee
Resided in The Old Woman’s Home at 2811 West End Avenue
Admitted to The Old Woman’s Home March 15, 1932
Burial Site: Willow Mount Cemetery in Shelbyville, Tennessee
Great-Uncle: former Governor Newton Cannon
Grandfather: Clement Cannon, founder of Shelbyville
Sibling: Mrs. Ernest Hull of Sparta, Tennessee
Nieces: Mrs. Houston Caldwell and Mrs. Thomas W. Estes both of Nashville, Tennessee, Mrs. Robert Montgomery of Hollywood, Florida, Mrs. Charles Bostic of Sparta, Tennessee, Mrs. Morton King of Shelbyville, Tennessee, and Mrs. Harold Clevenger of New Jersey
Nephews: Winston Moody of Houston, Texas, and Walter Sutton Cannon of Louisville, Kentucky
Mr. and Mrs. Moody were married in 1881. Mr. Moody was a Shelbyville attorney until his death on December 28, 1922.
Miss Moody attended Crawford Training School in Bell Buckle and graduated from Soule College in Murfreesboro. She taught at Dixon Academy and operated a private school in Shelbyville for many years. Miss Moody was affectionately known as Miss Sallie and at the time of her death at age 95, was the oldest member of the congregation of West End Methodist Church. She was a lifelong member of the Methodist Church.
At a annual Maxwell House Christmas Luncheon of The Old Woman’s Home, Mrs. Moody received a reward for having attended church the longest number of years (81 years). At the December 19, 1952 Maxwell House Luncheon, Mrs. Moody’s “blind date” was Mr. Lynn Meek. Mrs. Moody is quoted as saying: “He says he’s a bachelor, I bet he tells every girl that”.