Barbara Plaster Cannaday

June 21, 1943May 26, 2018
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Barbara Plaster Cannaday, age 74, of Bassett, VA passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 26 with her loving family surrounding her. She was born on June 21, 1943 to the late Eleanor Rorrer and Arval Conner Plaster. Barbara was a dedicated member of Oak Level Baptist Church who loved teaching Sunday school and bible school. She loved working in her garden where she was able to watch the birds. She also loved cooking, crocheting, the color red, and spending time with her dog and loving grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her brother, Ralph Plaster. She is survived by her loving husband of 19 years, Jesse Cannaday; step-daughters, Kimberly Cannaday Pate (David B.) and Karen Cannaday Rouse (Gregory L.); grandchildren, Brianna N. Rouse. Christopher D. Pate, Matthew K. Pate, and Brandon G. Rouse; brother, Wayne (Peanut) Plaster (Sylvia); sister, Debbie Burgart (Billy); sister-in-law, Elaine Plaster; son, Michael D. Cundiff; and grandchild, Dakota Cundiff. Barbara also leaves behind her loyal Black Lab, Lucy. The family also wishes to acknowledge Kathy Horton and Hayes Lawson of Privacare and Elaine and Sylvia Plaster for all of their hard work and dedication while taking care of Barbara during this difficult time. A visitation will occur on Tuesday, May 29th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Collins Funeral Home. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. also at Collins Funeral Home with burial to follow at Henry Memorial Park.


  • Eleanor Rorrer, Mother
  • Arval Conner Plaster, Father
  • Jesse Cannaday, Husband
  • Kimberly Cannaday Pate, Stepdaughter
  • David B. Pate, stepson-in-law
  • Karen Cannaday Rouse, Stepdaughter
  • Gregory L. Rouse, stepson-in-law
  • Brianna N. Rouse, Granddaughter
  • Christopher D. Pate, Grandson
  • Matthew K. Pate, Grandson
  • Brandon G. Rouse, Grandson
  • Wayne Peanut Plaster, Brother
  • Sylvia Plaster, Sister-in-law
  • Ralph Plaster, Brother
  • Elaine Plaster, Sister-in-law
  • Debbie Burgart, Sister
  • Billy Burgart, Brother-in-law
  • Michael D. Cundiff, Son
  • Dakota Cundiff, Grandson

  • Brandon Rouse, Active Pallbearer
  • Christopher Pate, Active Pallbearer
  • Matthew Pate, Active Pallbearer
  • Todd Plaster, Active Pallbearer
  • Brad Plaster, Active Pallbearer
  • Drew Plaster, Active Pallbearer
  • Billy Burgart, Active Pallbearer
  • Harry Manns, Active Pallbearer
  • Albert Prillaman, Active Pallbearer


  • Visitation Tuesday, May 29, 2018
  • Celebration of Life Service Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Barbara Plaster Cannaday

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Cecile Young

June 8, 2018

I thought of Barbara as a dear friend. She was kind, always willing to help others. She is no longer suffering and is resting in the arms of our Saviour. She will be missed by all that knew and loved her

Betty Wright

June 4, 2018

My deepest sympathy in your loss of Barbara. Barbara and I were in the same graduating class. She was a terrific person and will be missed by all her friends.

Judy Stult z Vernon

May 31, 2018

I grew up the road from Barbara and Debbie. Her mom was a sweet lady and Barbara looked so much like her so pretty. The memories of Stanleytown neighbors are so close to me. Don't see or hear much but I remember her thinking she was so pretty. Debbie I know you must be feeling so sad but I know you will see her again in Heaven. Always friend and neighbor, Judy

Jessica and Brian Phillips

May 29, 2018

My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family during this difficult time.

Pat Wheeler

May 29, 2018

Barbara was a dear BHS classmate. Prayers for comfort for her family and friends. May God's loving arms enfold you.