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Sarah Gilree Cannon
September 18, 2023
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Funeral service for Sarah Mae Gilree Cannon, 89, will be conducted 3:00 P.M. Saturday, September 23, 2023 at Barr-Price Funeral Home and Crematorium, Historic Batesburg-Leesville Chapel. Burial will follow at B-L Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Friday, September 22, 2023 from 4:00 to 6:00 P.M. at the funeral home.
Mrs. Sarah passed away Monday, September 18, 2023. She was a daughter of the late Willie “Monk” and Jessie Bell Mathias Gilree. Sarah served as a devoted child of God. Through her devotion, she was a faithful member of Philippi Baptist Church where she served uplifting the Lord until her health declined. She was predeceased by her husband, James C. Cannon Sr.; siblings, Julie Bell Hendley, Willie Bell, and Jerry Gilree; children, Nell Cannon, Richard Otto Cannon, and Russell Cannon, son-in-laws, Clabie C. Edmond Jr. and James Leo McKiever Sr., grandson, Tyrone Chapman, a niece, Rev. Shelia Gortman, and nephews, Rufus and Dennis Hendley.
Sarah’s legacy and memories will continue through her children, Jessie Mae Edmond, Betty Jean McKiever, Peggy Lee Hunter, Steve Milton Cannon, James Lewis (Janice) Cannon, and Lawrence (Desiree) Cannon; sisters, Janie Ruth Gortman, Eva (Jimmy) McKiever, and Mary Lee Hall; along with her 28 grandchildren, 58 great-grandchildren, 21 great-great grandchildren, and a host of other sorrowing family and friends.