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Obituaries from the Wednesday, November 22, 2017 Calhoun Times

November 22, 2017

Jimmie James

Jimmie Lee James, age 82, of Calhoun, passed away Friday evening, Nov. 17 in the Calhoun Health Care Center.

Jimmie was born Nov. 27, 1934 in Gordon County, daughter of the late M.L. Allen and Minnie Lee Tate Allen. She was a member of the Echota Baptist Church and prior to her retirement was the office manager for Northwest Georgia Paving. Jimmie was past-President of the Calhoun Elkettes and was an avid bowler.

Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Julian James and a sister, Jan Gordon.

Survivors include her two daughters, Sherry Stephens and her husband, Danny, of Calhoun and Cindy James Jackson of Calhoun; three sisters, Betty Harkins, Bobbie Bearden and Sue Smith all of Calhoun; three grandchildren, Keina Jackson and her wife, Samantha, Kristy Fitch and her husband, Brad, and Shelly Stewart and her husband, Eric. Five great-grandchildren, Ethan Moss, Brock Stewart, Clay Stewart, Raleigh Fitch and Chole Fitch also survive.

Funeral services were conducted Sunday, Nov. 19 at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Thomas Funeral Home with Dr. Bert Vaughn officiating. Burial followed in Fain Cemetery.

Pallbearers serving included Brad Fitch, Eric Stewart, Brock Stewart, Johnny Harkins, Ronnie Walraven, and Randy Coker.

The family received friends Sunday afternoon from 12 noon until 2 p.m.

You may send condolences to the family at www.thomasfuneralhomecalhoun.com

Thomas Funeral Home is in charge of the funeral arrangements for Mrs. Jimmie Lee James.

Joseph “JoJo” Joyave

Joseph “JoJo” Alexander Joyave, 78, died Saturday afternoon at Redmond Hospital in Rome.

He was born Oct. 23, 1939 in Baltimore, youngest of 14.

In 1959, he married Betty Jean Cordle and celebrated 53 years together before her death in 2012. JoJo married Carolyn Knight in 2014, his soul-mate regarding enjoying life of travel, flea-markets, auctions, yard selling and especially family!

JoJo quit school at age 16 to help with his family, joined the Air Force at age 18, obtained his GED and then an Associate’s degree in business from Troy University. After a 23-year career in the Air Force in Morale, Welfare and Recreation, recruiting and then Supply he retired as a Master Sergeant and then returned to the military for 18 more years in Civil Service before joining John and Joe at AGC Pediatrics in 2004. During his military career, he was stationed in Turkey, Italy, Arizona, Alaska, Maryland, North Carolina, Alabama, Louisiana and Texas.

“His legacy is that he was a dedicated husband, a mentor and example to his children and grandchildren and will be a difficult legacy to copy. He loved deeply and for the long term,” Joyave said.

Grandson Joseph Joyave recalled fond memories of walking around at the Auburn football game together last weekend, and his youthfulness and nonstop energy.

“We thought he would outlive all of us,” his grandson said. “He would run circles around us all,” added his sister in law Mary Stewart.

Employees at AGC Pediatrics, remember JoJo’s many different roles including “a real-life Santa Claus, a hug giver, auction lover, invoice controller, mailman, organizer, good morning yeller, mover, buyer, gift giver, and breakfast buyer, “and “He lived for making people smile, especially kids. He will be missed by so many.” “There are no words to take away the pain, but it makes it a little easier knowing he lived his life being a positive influence on others and some day we will see him again in heaven”

During the holidays, JoJo went above and beyond in donating to organizations that help children, such as, Operation Christmas Child, VAC, Pregnancy Center and many others that expressed a need.

He was a member of Trinity Baptist Church. JoJo was involved in Citizens Against Meth in Calhoun and several other civic organizations in the community throughout his lifetime.

He is survived by his wife Carolyn Joyave; by his son Dr. Joseph Joyave and wife Sharon Joyave and their four children Joseph W. Joyave, Adam Joyave, Sara Joyave Cooley and Anna Joyave; and son John Joyave and wife Timie Joyave and children: Dr John Daniel Joyave, Trevor Strickland and Tylan Strickland; and great grandchildren, Grace Joyave, Ruth Joyave, Jack Joyave and Stella Joyave.

The family received friends on Tuesday, Nov. 21 from 10 to 11 a.m. at Trinity Baptist Church, 1170 Rome Rd SW, Calhoun, GA 30701. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Nov. 21 at 11 a.m. at Trinity Baptist Church. Pastor Jerry Adair officiated. Burial followed in Fain Cemetery with Rev. Eddie Brannon officiating. Grandsons served as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, toy donations can be left at any “All Gods Children Pediatrics LLC Clinic” or Mail donations to AGC Pediactrics LLC, 204 Professional Court, Calhoun, GA, 30701 and designate for “JoJo’s Christmas for Kids”.

Friends may sign the online guest register at www.maxbrannonandson.com. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Max Brannon and Sons Funeral Home of Calhoun.

Gladys Samples

Gladys Marie Casey Samples, age 76, of Calhoun, passed away Saturday, Nov. 18 at her residence.

Gladys was born Aug. 31, 1941 in the Red Bud Community, daughter of the late Lee Casey and Minnie McBee Casey. She was a member of the Blackwood Baptist Church and was a volunteer at the Blewer Food Bank.

Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Melvin Samples and three brothers, James Casey, Zeb Casey and Roy Casey.,

Survivors include her son, Greg Samples, and his wife, Donna, of Adairsville; daughter, Melva Bowen and her husband, Donald of Sugar Valley; one brother, Troy Casey, and his wife, Diann, of Calhoun; one sister, Shirley Harwell, and her husband, Sam, of Calhoun. Four grandchildren, Ethan Samples and Magen Samples of Adairsville and Clay Bowen and Carson Bowen of Sugar Valley; brother-in-law, David Samples of Calhoun and sister-in-law, Marlene Cowart of Calhoun also survive.

Funeral services were conducted Monday, Nov. 20 at 1 p.m. from the Blackwood Springs Baptist Church with Rev. Paul Whitton and Rev. Wesley Hunt officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery with Rev. Wayne Neal officiating.

Pallbearers serving included Ethan Samples, Carson Bowen, Clayton Bowen, Jimmy Owens, David Patterson, Eddie Blackmon, Roger Serrit, Jim Ellis and Sean Samples. Honorary pallbearers were members of the Hope Sunday School Class of Blackwood Springs Baptist Church.

The family received friends Sunday afternoon from 4 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

The family request that in lieu of flowers, donation be made to the Blewer Food Bank @ 373 Morrow Road, Calhoun, Georgia 30701.

You may send condolences to the family at www.thomasfuneralhomecalhoun.com

Thomas Funeral Home is in charge of the funeral for Mrs. Gladys Marie Casey Samples.

Horace McArthur

Horace Lee McArthur, 82, of Calhoun, died Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017. He was born in Canton on July 28, 1935, son of the late Lee and Rebecca McArthur. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Lilian McArthur.

Horace is survived by his wife, to whom he would have celebrated 61 years of marriage to on Dec. 21, Ellen McCary McArthur; a son, Tom McArthur and his wife Nancy of Calhoun; a daughter, Anne Cantrell of Adairsville; grandchildren, David Cantrell of Calhoun, Rusty Cantrell of Adairsville, Allen Cantrell of Calhoun, Daniel McArthur of Calhoun, and Weston McArthur of Calhoun; brothers, Truman McArthur of Palmetto, Ga. and Danny McArthur of Acworth; a sister, Odeen Banken of Harriman, Tenn.; eight great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

The funeral service was conducted on Tuesday, Nov. 21 at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Max Brannon and Sons Funeral Home. Eddie Brannon officiated. Burial followed at Chandler Cemetery. Pallbearers serving were David Cantrell, Rusty Cantrell, Allen Cantrell, Daniel McArthur, Weston McArthur and Kenneth Geving. Honorary pallbearers serving were Dickie Bone, Bill Dempsy, Nick Sainato, Rita McCurdy and Diane Parr.

The McArthur family received friends at the funeral home on Monday, Nov. 20 from 5 until 9 p.m.

Friends may sign the online guest register at www.maxbrannonandsons.com. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Max Brannon and Sons Funeral Home of Calhoun.

Juanita Galmon

Juanita Dorothy Galmon, age 83, of Calhoun, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017 at her residence.

Juanita was born on Nov. 1, 1934 in Gordon County to the late Willie Ross Galmon and Mandy Cudd Galmon. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by two brothers, Slagle Ross Galmon and Wade Clarence Galmon.

Juanita is survived by two brothers, Charles Ross Galmon and Billy E. Galmon; four sisters, Lou Ann Ward, Edna Ray, Madge Galmon and Mandy Robertson; several nieces and nephews also survive.

A graveside service to celebrate the life of Juanita will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 22 at 2 p.m. in Chandler Cemetery with Rev. Greg Burgner officiating.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday prior to the graveside service from 12 p.m. until 1:45 p.m. at Thomas Funeral Home.

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

Thomas Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Juanita Dorothy Galmon of Calhoun.

Ward Gray

Mr. Ward “Frog” Harland Gray, age 64, of Sugar Valley, departed this life, Nov. 19, 2017 at Gordon County Hospital. Ward was born Aug. 8, 1953 in Lafayette, the son of the late Ward Hayes Gray and Gladys Pruitt Gray. Ward was a truck drive by trade and spent many years on the road. He loved to garden and work on his lawn mower.

Mr. Ward “Frog” Harland Gray is survived by his wife, Debbie Bailey Gray; daughters, Lisa Massingill, Missy Gray; son, Anthony (Kendra) Gray; special children, Hope Bailey, Jacob “Buck” Jarvis; brothers, Ricky Gray, Scott Gray, Gary ( Debra) Gray, Frank Gray; sisters, Charlotte Martin, Brenda (Don) Smith, Patricia Smith; grandchildren, Dayln Cochran, McChaela Cochran, Zach Gray, Koy Gray, Tyler Massingill, Sean Gray; great-grandchildren, Brantlee Winkler, Katherine Ann Erwin; many nieces and nephews.

Service to celebrate the life of Mr. Ward “Frog” Harland Gray will be held Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017 at 7 p.m. from Ponders Calhoun Chapel with Reverend Ricky Clark officiating.

The family will receive friends Wednesday Nov. 22, 2017 from 6 p.m. until the service hour.

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

Ponders Calhoun Chapel 675 Jolly Rd. Calhoun, GA 30701, 706-625-7577

James Olszyk

Mr. James Daniel Olszyk, better known as “Haney” by his family and friends, 77, of Calhoun, formerly of Dalton, departed this life on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017 at Gordon Hospital.

Haney was born in Dalton on Feb. 22, 1950 to the late Joseph Olszyk and Mary Isbelle Allen. Along with his parents he was also preceded in death by his loving wife, Mildred Talley Olszyk; and a sister, Claudette Alavilez.

He was a well-known car sales man in the Dalton area most recently working with Pye Auto Group. Prior to car sales, he and his wife Mildred owned and operated Haney’s Green Pro Hardware Store in downtown Dalton.

Haney is survived by his sisters and brother-in-law, Susan and James Hughes of Calhoun, Pauline Jefferson of Baltimore, Md.; brothers and sister-in-law, Jackie and Pam Lowery of Calhoun, and Abrie Lowery of Dalton; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Pat and Ronald Headrick of Dalton; nieces, Jaclyn Morgan and Meagan Blalock all of Calhoun; nephew, James Jefferson of Baltimore, Md.

A service to celebrate the life of Mr. James Daniel “Haney” Olszyk will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017 at 12:00 Noon from the Melrose Chapel of Ponders Funeral Home with Brother George Cross officiating. Haney will be laid to rest at West Hill Cemetery alongside his beloved wife Mildred with Cody Blalock, Zac Walden, James Hughes, Joseph Dell, Paul McKnight, and Kris Richner serving as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, from 11 a.m. until the funeral hour.

Arrangements by locally owned and operated Ponders Melrose Chapel, Dalton, GA. (706)226-4002 YOUR SELECTED INDEPENDENT FUNERAL HOME

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