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Obituaries from the Saturday, November 11, 2017 Calhoun Times

November 11, 2017

Larry Bockholt

Larry Richard Bockholt, age 80, of Calhoun, died on Nov. 6, 2017 at his residence.

Larry was born on Dec. 16, 1936 in Garrison, Iowa to the late William Bockholt and Alice Mealhouse. He was a retired salesman of industrial valves for Fisher Controls. Larry was a devoted husband of 54 years to his late wife Donna Edith Bockholt. He had a wide range of friends and was an avid fisherman and Georgia Bulldog fan.

He is survived by three sons, Scott Bockholt and his wife Karen, Dan Bockholt and his wife Kara, Tim Bockholt and his wife Diane; five grandchildren, Drew Bockholt, Ethan Bockholt, Tiffany Weiberg, Cody Henderson and his wife Beth, Brody Henderson; two great-grandchildren, Mori Henderson and Chap Henderson.

Memorial Services to honor the life of Larry Richard Bockholt were conducted from the Chapel of Thomas Funeral Home Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017 at 1 p.m. with Dr. Steven Pearson officiating.

The family received friends Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to: Calhoun – Gordon County Humane Society, PO BOX 1051, Calhoun, Georgia 30703.

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

Thomas Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Larry Richard Bockholt.

Don Hall

Mr. Don Troy Hall, 56 of Calhoun, died early Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017 at Gordon Hospital following complications from a heart catheterization. He was born in Gordon County on March 17, 1961, son of the late Roy and Melba Sue Starkey Hall. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Boyd Hall; and his father-in-law, Bobby Boswell. Don was a member of Salem Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Darleen Boswell Hall; his son and daughter-in-law, Bryan and Kristen Hall; his daughters and son-in-law, Brooke and Matthew Dyer, Brianna Hall, and Blair Hall; mother-in-law, Marleen Boswell; sister-in-law, Carleen Crump and her husband Kevin; grandchildren, Alyssa, Spencer, Sarah, Parker, Connor, and Grey; nephews, Devin Hall and Craig Crump; nieces, Stephanie McGill, Cassie Crump, Carissa Crump, and Cara Crump; uncles, Kenneth Starkey and Alan Starkey; and an uncle and aunt, Charles and Mary Hall. Several cousins and other relatives also survive.

Services to honor the life of Mr. Don Troy Hall were held Friday, Nov. 10 at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Max Brannon and Sons Funeral Home, with Pastor Drew Elrod officiating. Interment followed in Fain Cemetery.

The Hall family received friends at the funeral home on Thursday, Nov. 9 from 5 until 8 p.m. and Friday, Nov. 10 from noon until 2 p.m.

The family requests donations to help with funeral expenses may be made to Max Brannon and Sons Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1027, Calhoun, GA 30703, or on the funeral home website.

Condolences may be left at www.maxbrannonandsons.com. Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of Max Brannon and Sons Funeral Home of Calhoun.

Jerry Evans

Jerry Grant Evans, 51, of Calhoun, died Monday, Nov. 6, 2017. He was born in Floyd County on Sept. 13, 1966. Grant was an auto mechanic.

He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Trey and Katie Evans of Dalton; a daughter and son-in-law, Nichole and Tadd Cochran of Calhoun; grandchildren, Jake Cochran, Addie Jean Cochran, and Lauren Cochran; his father and step-mother, Jerry Joe and Linda Evans; his mother, Claudine Bearden; brothers, Joseph Evans of Sugar Valley and David Evans of Plainville; a niece, Tiffany Evans Stamey; and a nephew, Jody Evans.

The funeral service will be conducted on Sunday, Nov. 12 at 3 p.m. from the chapel of Max Brannon and Sons Funeral Home. Robert Gillian will officiate. Burial will follow in the Dixon Family Cemetery in Red Bud.

The Evans’ family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday, Nov. 12 from 1 until 3 p.m.

Condolences may be left online at www.maxbrannonandsons.com. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Max Brannon and Sons Funeral Home of Calhoun.

Virginia Whittemore

Virginia Lewis Whittemore, of Decatur, died peacefully in her home Nov. 7, 2017.

Mrs. Whittemore was born Dec. 19, 1922 in Gordon County. She was the daughter of Taylor T. Lewis and Bertha Kiker Lewis. She spent her childhood years in Calhoun. After graduating from West Georgia College, she worked as a teacher in Whitfield and Gordon Counties. She also worked as an employee of the U.S. Army Signal Corps in Fort Monmouth, N.J. as well as at the U.S. Public Health Service at the CDC in Atlanta.

She was a member of Oak Grove United Methodist Church for more than 61 years. She was an active member of the United Methodist Women group and the Mariners and Faith Sunday school classes.

Mrs. Whittemore was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, Glenn Miles Whittemore, and by her infant son, Lewis Miles Whittemore.

She is survived by her son James T. (Julie) of Lilburn; daughter Lynne W. Sanders (Stuart) of Clarkesville, Ga.; son David G.(Lisa) of Dallas, Texas; eleven grandchildren, Lauren Patterson, Stacey Mischiara, Matthew Whittemore, Carson Sanders, Amanda Ma, and Jordan Sanders, Madison Abboud, Sterling, Schuyler, Nicolai, and Luca Whittemore; six great grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. John C. Johnston (Tommye).

A memorial service will be held at Oak Grove United Methodist Church on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017 at 11 a.m. The family will receive friends following the service in the church great hall. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Oak Grove United Methodist Church Building Fund, 1722 Oak Grove Road, Decatur, Ga. 30033.

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