Billy Cannon

CALHOUN CITY – Billy Earl Cannon, 72, died Saturday, June 1, 2013, at Calhoun Health Services Nursing Home in Calhoun City. He was born Sept. 19, 1940, in Shaw. He was a retired painter and a member of Central Baptist Church in Grenada.

Services will be 10 a.m. today at Parker Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Bill Lee officiating. Burial will be in Pinecrest Memorial Garden in Calhoun City. Parker Memorial Funeral Home of Bruce is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Betty Sue Tharpe Cannon of Calhoun City; two daughters, LaQuita (Ed) Moorhead of Bruce and Gloria Cannon of Homa, La.; two sons, James Cannon of Gore Springs and Craig (Nancy) Derrick of Homa, La.; sister, Betty Jean Langford of Vardaman; two brothers, Bobby C. Cannon of Pittsboro and Richard Johnson of Hernando; and four grandchildren, Chad Carpenter, Summer Sultan, Loring Cannon, and Dustin Hardin.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James Melvin “Bill” Cannon and Bessie Marie Gray Cannon; two sisters, Martha June Cannon and Shirley Baker; and two brothers, Charles Dewey Cannon and John Henry Cannon.

Pallbearers will be Steve Baker, Barry Cannon, Scott Cannon, Terry Dauzat, T.J. Dauzat, Shane Langford, Carol Ray Mooneyham, and Joe Mooneyham.

Honorary pallbearers will be Ace Cannon, Durwood Cannon, Paul Griffin, Royce Jones, Benny Smith and Billy Vance.

A complete obituary will be published in the Wednesday, June 5, Chickasaw Journal.

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