ANNIE MAE CAIRNES LYDA, 83, of Hendersonville, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, July 16, 2010, at her residence. She was a native and lifelong resident of Henderson County, and was a daughter of the late Fleet and Millie Ann Hill Cairnes. She was also preceded in death by three brothers, Warren, Jere, and Bob.
Annie loved the Lord and showed that love often to others through making pound cakes, and homemade goods, like baby clothes and dolls. Many customers returned year after year to pick apples and drink cider with Annie. She served her church faithfully for 40 years, teaching Sunday School and Vacation Bible School, planting seeds of faith in many children. She was a graduate of Mills River High School, and a faithful member of Fruitland Baptist Church. She was a farmer and a homemaker.
Survivors include her husband of 61 years, Talmadge Lyda; a daughter, Nancy Blanchard and husband Buddy of Saluda; a son, Mike Lyda of the home; two brothers, Fleet and Frank, both of Mills River; five grandchildren, Lori Blanchard and fiancÈ Joe McCraw of Columbus, Julie Blanchard and husband Kyle Ramsey of Saluda, Elliott Lyda of the home, Caitlin Shore and husband Dustin of Gaffney, SC, and Caleb Lyda of the home; one great- granddaughter, Emmaline Shore; and a number of neices and nephews.
A graveside service will be at 11:00 a.m., Monday, July 19, 2010, at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, with the Reverend Dr. Mike Smith officiating. No formal visitation is planned, but the family will be at the residence. Memorials may be made to the Fruitland Baptist Church Building Fund, 150 College St, Hendersonville, NC, 28792.
I love you and miss you Aunt Ann. I’ve missed you the entire time you’ve been sick.
Dear Talmadge and family,
I am daughter of Ross and Mae and saw the sad news of the loss of Annie. I remember her and you very well from many years ago and all the delicious apples you shared. Thank you. Thoughts and prayers are with you.
Mr. Lyda, Nancy , Mike and family:
We remember the faithfulness of Mrs. Lyda when we were at the Fruitland Baptist Church.
She left a wonderful legacy for all to cherish and to
appreciate her life here.
God bless each of you as you grieve her passing. She is HOME.
We were so sorry to hear of your loss. May sweet memories of her bring comfort to you during this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Sincerely, Dolan, Lisa, Dustin, Lia and Jack
Mike, we are so sorry for the loss of your mother. Our prayers are with you and your family.