April 10, 2009
Ben Cannon, 56, died April 1, 2009, at North Mississippi Medical Center-Tupelo. Services are Saturday at 2 p.m. at Griffin United Methodist Church with the Rev. Eddie Jones officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Peiler Cemetery. Visitation is today from 1-6 p.m. at West Memorial Funeral Home in Starkville. Mr. Cannon was born in Oktibbeha County. He was a painter and a Methodist. He is survived by his wife, Daisy Cannon of Columbus; sons, the Rev. Anthony Davis of Columbus, and Bentore, DeLarrittes and LaDennis Riley, all of Starkville; stepdaughter, Keshia Johnson of Columbus; sisters: Helen Smith and Annie Pearl Poe, both of Starkville, Linda Lanier of Clio, Mich., and Pasty Ruth of Davidson, Mich.; and brothers: Elder David Rogers of Grand Blanc, Mich.; and the Rev. Wendell Rogers, Jessie Rogers Jr. and Glenn Rogers, all of Flint, Mich.