Billy Wayne Cannon – Mississippi’s Best Community Newspaper

December 26, 1956 – December 25, 2021

It is with extreme sadness that we announce the passing of Billy Wayne Cannon.

Billy was born on Wednesday, December 26, 1956 in Hazelhurst, MS. He then grew up, graduated, and built his life in Monterey, LA. After graduation, he entered the oil industry starting with “Roughneck”, working his way up to Rig Manager and Superintendent before retiring in 2014. Not one to sit idle, he acquired his CDL and started driving around the country for IFS. While at home, he volunteered as a firefighter for the Monterey and area emergency services.

He was an incredible man, hardworking, full of life, laughter and love. Billy never met a stranger and was always there to lend a hand. He enjoyed traveling with his wife of 40 years. To relax, he liked to sit on his terrace overlooking the lake with a good book and a glass of wine. Of all his passions and accomplishments, the greatest was his family and friends; he was always happier creating new memories with them.
Billy Wayne, 64, died on Saturday December 25, 2021 in Africa.

He was predeceased by his parents, Billy Cannon and Ella Thelma “Pud” Beard Cannon.

Billy, aka “Pappy”, leaves behind many people to cherish these memories including: his wife, Addilene Smith Cannon of Monterey, LA, two daughters, Candy Leslie Cannon and his wife, Jody of Shreveport, LA and Danielle Freeman and her husband, Mike of Alpharetta, Georgia; son, Ethan Cannon and fiancé, Mint Bantaokul of New Orleans, LA; grandson, Jackson Matthias Freeman; granddaughter, Ella Rose Leslie Cannon; two brothers, Charley Cannon and his wife, Nikki Powell of Monterey, LA; Mark Cannon and his wife, Chassity of McNair, MS; two sisters, Theresa Cannon of Monterey, LA and Deborah Cannon of Monterey, LA; mother-in-law, Margie Smith of Manifest, LA; many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, in-laws, cousins ​​and countless friends around the world.
Billy Wayne Cannon’s funeral will be held at Young Funeral Home in Ferriday on Saturday, January 22, 2022 at 2 p.m. with Bro. Referee Tony Ganey. Interment will follow at Lismore Baptist Church Cemetery under the direction of Young Funeral Home.

Those honoring Billy Wayne as pallbearers will be Cass Cannon, Mark Cannon, Jr., Cade Stephenson, Avery Smith, Dustin Winborne and Jonathan “JB” Carr.
Honorary bearers are Eric Smith and Cody Stephenson.
The family will receive friends at Young’s Funeral Home in Ferriday on Friday, January 21, 2022 from 5 to 7 p.m. To leave online condolences for the family, please visit

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