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Obituaries from the Saturday, February 17, 2018 Calhoun Times

February 17, 2018

Betty Erwin

Betty F. Erwin, age 87, of Calhoun, passed away on Monday, Feb. 12, 2018.

Betty was born on Sept. 29, 1930 in Pickens County to the late Ray Sterling Chastain and Ruby Grace Jones Chastain. Prior to her retirement, Betty was employed by North Georgia Electric for 32 years, many years as office manager. She was the oldest female member of Bethlehem Baptist Church. She was a long-time volunteer for Gordon Hospital Auxiliary and the Gordon County Chamber of Commerce. Betty was a loving wife and devoted mother.

Betty is survived by her husband of 67 years, Billy Erwin; two daughters, Connie Cogdell and her husband David, and Lindy Erwin; and one grandson, John Cogdell.

Funeral Services will be conducted on Friday, Feb. 16 at 2 p.m. from the Chapel of Thomas Funeral Home with Reverend Ronnie Wells and Dr. Bert Vaughn officiating. Burial will follow in Fain Cemetery with Reverend Jason Parker officiating.

Pallbearers serving will be Scotty Kay, Billy Kay, Alan Walker, Mark Thornbrough, Randy Myers, and Scott Burnette.

The family received friends on Thursday evening from 5 until 8 p.m. at the Calhoun First Baptist Church.

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

Thomas Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Betty F. Erwin, age 87 of Calhoun.

Justice Scott

Justice Taylor Scott, 20, of Calhoun, died Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018 at his home. He was born in Gordon County on April 13, 1997. He was preceded in death by a brother, Cody Scott, in 2015; and by his grandparents, James and Donna Dhooghe, and Roy and Pat Butcher.

Justice was a 2015 graduate of Gordon Central High School, and was employed with World of Wings. He enjoyed the arts, painting and making jewelry. He loved to hang out with friends.

Survivors include his mother, Mandy Kae Scott of Calhoun; his father and step-mother, Robert and Trish Scott of Clarksville, Tenn.; his fiancé, Elizabeth Spruell of Calhoun; his brother, Robert Scott, Jr., of Tennessee; an uncle, Bob (Linda) Lozier of Douglasville; and a host of cousins and other relatives.

A Memorial Service to honor the life of Justice Taylor Scott will be held on Saturday, Feb. 17 at 3 p.m. from the chapel of Max Brannon and Sons Funeral Home.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday from 1 until 3 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory on the funeral home website.

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

Dianne Cronon

Dianne McHugh Cronon, 65, of Calhoun died Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018. She was born in Gordon County on March 18, 1952, daughter of the late J.W. McHugh and Virginia Reece McHugh. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Stephanie Cronon and a sister, Bonnie West. A graduate of Berry College, Dianne was the branch manager of the Calhoun-Gordon County Public Library where she was instrumental in the updating, renovation, and operation of the library. An avid reader, Dianne’s job was more than a career, it was a passion that she shared with the many friends she made with the library’s patrons.

She is survived by her husband of 43 years, Harold Cronon; a son, Keith Cronon; a grandson, Stephen Payne; a brother and sister-in-law, Phillip and Vicki McHugh; an aunt, Nancy Alvis; and her cousins, Linda Brookshire and Rusty Known.

The Cronon family received friends at Max Brannon and Sons Funeral Home on Thursday, Feb. 15 from 5 until 8 p.m.

The funeral service will be conducted on Friday, Feb. 16 at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Max Brannon and Sons Funeral Home. Rev. Eddie Brannon will officiate. Burial will follow at Fain Cemetery.

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.

Tammy Duke

Tammy Michelle Duke, 51, of Calhoun, passed away at her home on Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, following a brief illness. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Fred and Rowena Williams, and Frank and Mable Duke.

Tammy was loved by everyone. Her love for animals was special to her. She was in Special Olympics, Winners Club, and Gordon County Training Center. She was a member of Resaca First Baptist Church.

Survivors include her parents, Thomas and Janice (Williams) Duke; her little dog, Flipper; special friends, Ann Dooley and Cathy Lanier; and a host of cousins.

Tammy’s body was cremated, and a Memorial Service was held on Wednesday, Feb. 14 at 1 p.m. from the chapel of Max Brannon and Sons Funeral Home with Rev. Mark Kelly officiating.

The family received friends at the funeral home on Wednesday, from 12:00 noon until the service hour.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to The American Cancer Society, or the Gordon County Animal Shelter.

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

Scott Moreland

Scott Anthony Moreland, 47, of Calhoun, departed this life suddenly on Monday, Feb. 12, 2018 at his home.

Scott was born in East Point, Ga. on March 15, 1970, the son of Betty Warner Moreland Matthews and the late J.C. Moreland. Along with his father, he was also preceded in death by his grandparents, Dora Bell Moreland and James Moreland.

Scott was employed by Paladin in Chattanooga, Tenn. as a welder. He was an expert welder, including underwater welding and more. He could handle any task put before him, he loved working on vehicles. Most recently he had taught himself to make wood sculptures using a chainsaw. He loved animals with all his heart, and would take all strays in and make sure they were fed and cared for. He had a dog he loved dearly, Kia, and several cats as well. Scott was also a very talented musician who loved to play the guitar. He would help anyone, with anything at all, at any time.

Scott is survived by his mother, Betty Moreland Matthews of Pine Log; daughter and son-in-law, Kayla and Matthew Jenkins of Cartersville; sister and brother-in-law, Jennifer Matthews Lingerfelt and Blake; grandchildren, Henry and Kaden Jenkins; nieces and nephew, Tyler and Ella Steward, and Anna Lingerfelt; several aunts, uncles, and cousins also survive.

A service to celebrate the life of Scott Moreland will be held on Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018 at 2 p.m. from the Calhoun Chapel of Ponders Funeral Home with Brother Clyde McEntyre officiating.

Entombment will follow the service at Sunset Memory Gardens in Cartersville, Georgia.

Scott’s family will receive friends on Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018 from 12 p.m. until the service hour of 2 p.m.

Condolences may be sent to Scott’s family by visiting our website at www.pondersfuneralhome.com.

Arrangements entrusted to The Calhoun Chapel of Ponders Funeral Home, 675 Jolly Rd. Calhoun,GA30701,706-625-7577

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