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Obituaries from the Weekend, November 20, 2021 E-Edition

Lucy Brown

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Lucy Odell Glass Brown, 92, of Calhoun, died on Thursday, November 18, 2021 at her residence. She was born on February 6, 1929 to the late Henry Dewitt Glass and Essie Lee Burkes Glass. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband, Frank Brown in May 2021; daughter, Freda Lynn Thomas; seven brothers and sisters, Irene Casey, Arvil Glass, Laurazell Cochran, Thelma Farmer, Tommy Glass, Jett Cochran and Rev. Marvin Glass.


Odell was a member of Concord Baptist Church.


She is survived by her sons and daughter-in-law, Randy (Felicia) Franklin Brown and Marty Brown; grandchildren, Elizabeth (Chris) Thomason Patterson, Brandon Brown, Bradley (Traci) Brown, Jason (Sydney) Thomason, and Rachael Thomason Hoyle; brother and sister-in-law,  Bro. J.E. and Lucy Glass.


The family will receive friends on Sunday, November 21, 2021, from 1:30 pm until 3:30 pm at Concord Baptist Church.


The funeral will follow the visitation at 3:30 pm from Concord Baptist Church with Bro. Randy Sutherland officiating assisted by Bro. David Park, Bro. Ellis Heffington and Bro. Mike Janow. The Morrison family will be in charge of the music. Burial will follow in the Church cemetery. The grandsons and great grandsons will serve as pallbearers.


The Brannon family and staff are honored to serve the family of Odell Brown.

Ella Sue Carlton

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Mrs. Ella Sue Strupe Carlton, age 71, of Calhoun, Georgia, departed this life Tuesday November 16, 2021 at her home. Ella was born August 18, 1950 in Chattanooga, Tennessee, the daughter of the late George Thomas Strupe. She was also preceded in death by her husband, David Carlton.


Ella Sue obtained a Masters of Education at Austin Peay State University. She was a devoted teacher for 35 years. She enjoyed reading and ceramics. She was a loving Daughter, Mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and cousin.


Ella is survived by her mother, June Kelley Strupe of Calhoun, Georgia; sons, Brandon and Neisha Brophy of Calhoun, Georgia, William and Wendy Brophy of Fairbanks, Alaska; daughter, Shasta Dodd; grandchildren, Caden, Bentley, Presley, Paisley, Paxley, Hunter, McKinley. Brantley, Spencer and several great-grandchildren and cousin.


Graveside service to celebrate the life of Ella will be held, Tuesday November 23, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. from Chattanooga Memorial Gardens with Father Mark Thomas officiating.


Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.pondersfuneralhome.com.


Arrangements by Ponders Brainerd Chapel 4203 Brainerd Road, Chattanooga, TN37411 423-531-4002

Thurman Freeman, Jr.

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Thurman Alfred Freeman, Jr., age 73 of Sugar Valley, GA, passed away on Thursday, November 18, 2021 at Redmond Regional Medical Center.


Thurman was born on August 12, 1948 in Whitfield County, GA, son of the late Thurman Alfred Freeman, SR and Nora Lue Henderson Freeman. Thurman was a Vietnam veteran of the United States Army. He was an active member and assistant pastor of Cross Roads Community Church and loved to listen to gospel music and play guitar. Prior to his retirement, Thurman worked at a chicken hatchery for over 20 years.


Thurman is survived by: his wife, Wanda Easley Freeman of Sugar Valley, GA; son, Charles Alfred (Christina) Freeman of Sugar Valley, GA; two daughters, Sue Ann Freeman (Jeff) Bowling of Calhoun, GA and Lisa Freeman (Misael) Castejon of Rome, GA; one brother, Roland (Karen) Freeman of Calhoun, GA; four sisters, Dottie Sue (Bob) Casson, Kathy (Leonard) Stanely, Geraldine (Donny) Trammell, and Shelia (Johnny) Brooks all of Villanow, GA; eleven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren also survive.
Funeral Services will be conducted on Saturday, November 20, 2021 at 3 PM from the Chapel of Thomas Funeral Home with Reverend Lamar Patton officiating. Interment will follow in Fairview Cemetery.


The family will receive friends on Saturday, November 20, 2021 from 12 PM until the funeral hour at 3 PM at Thomas Funeral Home.


You may leave the family online condolences at www.thomasfuneralhomecalhoun.com


Thomas Funeral Home has proudly been entrusted with the care of Thurman Alfred Freeman, Jr.

Jerry Hall

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Jerry Rayburn “Bird Dog” Hall, 82, of Calhoun, passed away Tuesday, November 16, 2021, at his residence.


Mr. Hall was born on March 31, 1939 in Gordon County. He was the son of the late Claude Thomas Hall and Dessie Cooper Hall. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Willie D. Hall; two sisters, Edna Hall and Eddis Hall West. He was a member of Calhoun Community Church. During his lifetime he worked for Big Star and Arrow Hand Exterminating.   


He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Nancy Hyde Hall; Daughter, Tara Hall Murphy and her husband Nathan; Sons; Reginald Hall and his wife Cheryl,  Russell Hall and his wife Cindy. Grandchildren; Daylan Hall (Courtney), Macy Hall, Logan Hall (Keri Ann), Mackenzie Hall, Lex Murphy, and Pax Murphy.


The Family of Jerry “Bird Dog” Hall will receive friends on Thursday, November 18th from 5:00 to 8:00 pm.  and on Friday, November 19th from 11:00 AM until the funeral hour of 1:00 PM1:00 PM. at Calhoun Community Church. Pastor Jerry Rice officiating. The body will lie in state from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm. Burial will follow in Chandler Cemetery.


Pallbearers include Herbert Silvers, Gary Silvers, Jamie Hyde, Brent Hyde, Sterling Hyde, and J Bell.


The Brannon family and staff are honored to serve the family of Mr. Jerry Rayburn “Bird Dog” Hall of Calhoun.

Seth Holbert

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Seth Jason Holbert, 42, of Calhoun, Georgia passed away on Saturday, November 13, 2021, at the residence.


Seth was born in Rome, Georgia, on September 20, 1979. He was the son of Rusty Holbert and Cheryl Hemric. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Fred and Opal Hemric; paternal grandparents, Bill, and Joyce Holbert. He attended Calhoun High School and received his G.E.D. He was employed by Georgia Carpets.


Survivors in addition to his parents are his son, Roman Holbert; one brother, Joshua Blaine Holbert along with nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives.


A service will be held in Seth’s memory on Tuesday, November 23rd at 7:00 PM from Grace Church, which is located at 401 Peters Street, Calhoun, Georgia.


The family will receive friends on Tuesday, November 23rd between the hours of 5:00 PM until the service hour at Grace Church.


The Brannon family and staff are honored to serve the family of Seth Jason Holbert of Calhoun.

Doralee Klein

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Doralee Klein, 89, of Loudon, TN, formerly of Calhoun, GA, passed away Thursday, November 18, 2021.


She loved her husband dearly and was dedicated to her family. She was an exceptional pastor’s wife and church secretary. She was an earnest prayer warrior and bible student. Doralee enjoyed being with family. Doralee was a wonderful cook and many of her recipes have been passed down throughout generations. She loved playing piano and organ. During her free time, she loved reading, which she had a passion for.


Preceded in death by her parents, Wilber and Dorothy Griffith; sister, Verna Hadley.


Survivors include her loving husband, age 93 married for 69 wonderful years, Alvin Klein; children and spouses, Theresa Klein and Larry Doran, Eddie and Debbie Klein, Kay Klein and Barry Mann, Lorinda “Lori” Klein and Myron Mills; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sister, Birdie Burnside; brothers and sisters-in-law, Wilber and Carole Griffith and Dale and Rosalie Griffith; many nieces, nephews, and cousins.


Funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Sunday, November 21, 2021, at Calhoun Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 1411 Rome Rd SW, Calhoun, GA 30701.


Family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Sunday, prior to the service at the church.


Family and friends will assemble at Gordon Memorial Gardens, 575 Hwy 53, Calhoun, GA 30701, Monday, November 22nd, for the 1:00 p.m. committal service.


In Lieu of flowers, contributions may be given to Georgia-Cumberland Academy Worthy Student Fund in memory of Doralee Klein, 397 Academy Dr. SW, Calhoun, GA 30701.


Thomas Funeral Home has proudly been entrusted with the care of Doralee Klein.

William Lewis

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William Brian Lewis, born in Dalton, Georgia, July 21, 1964, passed away on November 15, 2021, at AdventHealth Gordon in Calhoun, Georgia.

 

He was preceded in death by his father, Roy Lewis, grandparents, Blanche and Lebron Houston and Harold and Charlie Lewis.

 

He was loved and is survived by one daughter, Karina Landaverde, mother, Pam Monroe, stepfather, John Monroe, brother, Roy Lewis Jr. and two sisters, Bonnie and Kelly Lewis. He was loved by nephews, Roy Lewis, Troy Lewis, and Cory Lewis and will be missed by all who knew him.

Dorothy Pasley

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Dorothy Edna Woodall Pasley, 90, of Calhoun, Georgia died Tuesday, November 16, 2021, after an extended illness. She was born on April 30, 1931, in Calhoun, Georgia to the late Chester Lee Woodall and Leah Gramling Woodall. She was preceded in death by her husband, Barber Gene Pasley; brothers, Herbert Woodall and Kenneth Woodall; sister. Wyolene Hughey.


Dorothy was a teacher for 31 years. She taught many grade levels though out her career. She retired from W.L. Swain Elementary. She was a member of Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church.


She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Gail (Ralph) Kinman, Beth (Shayne) Herod, and Becky (Barry) Hulsey; grandchildren, Brad Kinman, Jennifer Gentry, Blakely Herod, Samuel Herod, Clara Hulsey, and Catie Hulsey; 6 great grandchildren; 1 great great grandchild.


The family will receive friends on Friday, November 19, 2021, from 2:00 pm until 4:00 pm at Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church.


The funeral will follow the visitation at 4:00 pm at Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church, with Pastor Greg Burgner officiating. Burial will follow in the Church Cemetery. Pallbearers are, Barry Hulsey, Shayne Herod, Brad Kinman, Ralph Kinman, and Blakely Herod.


The family would like to express a special thank you to her care givers, Mildred Ballard, Lisa Duvall, Bonnie Stephens, and Michelle Head. Special friend, Patty Hodge; and Homespun Hospice.


To leave condolences and sign the online guest book please go to, www.maxbrannonandsons.com


The Brannon family and staff are honored to serve the family of Dorothy Enda Woodall Pasley.

Geraldine Stanley

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Geraldine Cooper Stanley, 80, of Resaca, Georgia died Saturday, November 13, 2021. She was born on January 2, 1941, in Whitfield County, Georgia to the late Henry and Dorothy Whaley Cooper. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clayton Stanley; brothers, Gene Cooper, Jay Cooper, Alvin Cooper, James Cooper, and D.L. Cooper.


Geraldine was a member and attended Bethlehem Baptist Church for 71 years.


She is survived by her daughters and son-in-law, Angie Stanley Johns, and Dottie (Ronnie) Stanley Ledford; grandchildren, Cody Johns, Brandon Johns, Taletha Quiroz, and Blake Quiroz; great-grandchildren, Austin Johns, Logan and Makala Johns, Jailynn Smith, Taelyn Finley, Trapper Finley, Arianna Reynolds, and Grayson Lee.


The family will receive friends on Sunday, November 21, 2021, from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Bethlehem Baptist Church.


The funeral will be conducted on Monday, November 22, 2021, at 2:00 pm from Bethlehem Baptist Church with Rev. Tim Sanford and Rev. Ryan Sanford officiating. Burial will follow in Whitfield Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers are, Wayne Mulkey, Blake Quiroz, Trapper Finley, Brandon Johns, Tom Jackson, Scott Johns, and Casey Myers.


To leave condolences and sign the online guest book please go to, www.maxbrannonandsons.com


The Brannon family and staff are honored to serve the family of Geraldine Cooper Stanley.

Paul Strickland

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Paul Daniel Strickland, 65, of Calhoun, Georgia died Monday, November 15, 2021, after a year of declining health. He was born on April 25, 1956, in Calhoun, Georgia to the late William Franklin Strickland and Annette Faye Cook Strickland. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Ronnie Strickland in 2016 and by his grandmother, Becky Walraven Strickland.


He is survived by his loving wife, Ramona Marie Strickland; daughter and son-in-law, Robin (Chad) Massingill; brothers and sisters-in-law, Howard (Idema) Strickland and Gary (Sherry) Strickland; sister, Debbie Caudle; grandchildren, Donovan Massingill (Maluz Centeno), Chance Massingill, and Kinsleigh Massingill; several nieces, nephews, uncles, aunts, and cousins also survive; and his beloved black cat JoJo.


The family will receive friends on Friday, November 19, 2021, from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm at Max Brannon and Sons Funeral Home.


A memorial service will follow the visitation at 7:00 pm from the Chapel of Max Brannon and Sons Funeral Home.


To leave condolences and sign the online guest book please go to, www.maxbrannonandsons.com


The Brannon family and staff are honored to serve the family of Paul Daniel Strickland.