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Thelma Calhoun

Thelma Mai (Barnes) Calhoun, 93, of Union City passed away Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021, at The Waters of Union City.
Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, with visitation to be held from 11 a.m. until the hour of services at White-Ranson Funeral Home, with Rev. Jimmy Calhoun officiating. Burial will follow in Cobbs Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery.
Serving as pallbearers will be Kenneth Barnes, Lynn Barnes, Barry Cranford, Claude Cranford, Glenn Patterson, Thomas Taylor and Terry Taylor.
Mrs. Calhoun was born on Feb. 17, 1928, to the late Virtle and Georgia Fluty Barnes. She was a graduate of Dixie High School.
She married Charles Bruce Calhoun in 1946. He preceded her in death in 1983. She was a member of Cobbs Chapel United Methodist Church for many years. In her later years, she moved back to the Crystal community and attended Antioch Union Church.
Mrs. Calhoun grew up during the Great Depression. She did everything from pick cotton to factory work. She had a strong work ethic and a servant’s heart. Her love language was service and she tirelessly cared for all of her family for as long as she was able. She was also a good bookkeeper and served in that capacity for her church.
Having only been blessed with one son, she took great joy in her grandchildren. She loved to keep up with them on the phone and sent a steady stream of Christmas and birthday cards that were never empty. She also took great joy in her nieces and nephews that lived nearby and cared for her a great deal, especially in her later years.
She is survived by her son, Robert “Bobby” Calhoun and his wife, Suzanne, of South Fulton; a grandson, Colin Calhoun and his wife, Chloe, of Almaville; two granddaughters, Dawn Jones of San Antonio and Holli Calhoun of Franklin; great-grandchildren, Beau Craven, Demi Huckabee, Brett Calhoun and Chase Calhoun; great-great-grandson, Kolton Huckabee; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Robert M. Barnes; and two sisters, Iris Taylor and Katherine Cranford.
The family requests memorials in honor of Mrs. Calhoun be made to the Cobbs Chapel Cemetery Fund, 3623 West Main St., Union City, TN, 38261.
Condolences may be sent to the family at the funeral home website:

Published 9.23.21

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