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Tawana Elaine Smith Voncannon

August 31, 1966 — April 14, 2024

Sophia

Tawana Elaine Smith Voncannon, 57, of Sophia passed away surrounded by loved ones on Sunday, April 14, 2024 at Randolph Hospital. Tawana was born August 31, 1966 in Rowan County, NC to James Ray Smith and Ruth Whitaker Smith.

Tawana was a beloved and adored wife, mother, sister, and friend. She was graduate of Randleman High School and earned her degree as a Dental Assistant from Guilford Technical Community College. Tawana was a faithful member of South Plainfield Friends Meeting. She worked for many years with Dr. Robert Loftin, DDS as well as being a Med Tech at Meadow View in Greensboro. She loved watching cooking shows, going to the beach or the mountains, and loved spending time and talking with friends and family. Aside from her caring and compassionate ways to other people, she loved animals, especially her dogs.

Tawana is survived by her husband of 14 years, Paul Voncannon of the home; son, Forrest Rich of Sophia; daughter, Ashlyn Rich of Manhattan, NY; father, James Ray Smith of Sophia; brother Donald Hipp; sister, Cathy. Tawana is preceded in death by her mother, Ruth Whitaker Smith.

The family will receive friends Thursday, April 18, 2024 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Pugh Funeral Home Chapel, 600 S. Main St, Randleman. Funeral services will be held Friday, April 19, 2024 at 2:00 pm at Pugh Funeral Home Chapel in Randleman. Interment will be held at South Plainfield Friends Meeting Cemetery.

Memorials in Tawana’s honor can be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital (online) or by mail, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. 

Pugh Funeral Home is serving the Voncannon family.

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Thursday, April 18, 2024

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Pugh Funeral Home - Randleman

600 S. Main St., Randleman, NC 27317

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Funeral Service

Friday, April 19, 2024

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

Pugh Funeral Home - Randleman

600 S. Main St., Randleman, NC 27317

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Burial

Friday, April 19, 2024

3:15 - 4:15 pm (Eastern time)

South Plainfield Friends Meeting Cemetery

4033 Plainfield Rd, Sophia, NC 27350

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