Mr. James Roger Cannon

Mr. James Roger Cannon, age 82 of Collier Road, Toccoa passed away Tuesday, June 8, 2021 at his residence.

A son of the late Julian H. and Maude Crawford Cannon, he was born July 29, 1938in Stephens County, Georgia where he lived all his life.  He was retired from the Georgia National Guard after 26 years of service, was retired from Coats and Clark and was a member of Toccoa First United Methodist Church.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Harriett Tate.

Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Judy Gibby Cannon of the home; son and daughter-in-law, Tony and Crystal Cannon of Toccoa; grandson, Braxton Cannon; brother and sister-in-law, Richard and Marsha Cannon of Commerce; brothers-in-law, Mitchell Gibby (Pasty) of Carnesville, Jerry Gibby (Gayle) of Toccoa and Randall Gibby of Martin.

Graveside services will be Saturday, June 12, 2021, 2 O’clock p.m. at the Stephens Memorial Gardens with The Reverend Jerrell Beatty officiating.  The following gentlemen will serve as pallbearers, Lee Marsengill, James Childers, Braxton Cannon, Russ Addison, Chad Gibby and Terry Payne.

The family will receive friends at the Acree-Davis Funeral Home on Saturday from noon until time to leave for the service.  Online condolences may be left for the family at

The family would like to thank the staff of Amedisys Hospice for the care extended to their loved one during his sickness.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Amedisys Foundation, 53 Rock Drive, Toccoa, Georgia 30577 in memory of Mr. James Roger Cannon.

Interment will follow in the Stephens Memorial Gardens with Military Honors by the Georgia National Guard Honor Guard and V.F.W. Post 4346 Honor Guard.

Acree-Davis Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Mr. James Roger Cannon.