Obituaries

Patsy Baker

Mrs. Pasty Caldwell Baker, age 80, of Panama City, Fla., and formally of Resaca, departed this life, Wednesday, March 29, 2017 peacefully at her home. Patsy was born Aug. 27, 1936 in Resaca, a daughter to the late Roy and Myrtle Caldwell of Resaca. She was also preceded in death by her late husband David “Hook” Baker, sisters; Kathrine Meadows, Ruth Roberts, Retha Farmer, Mickie Adams and a brother; JC Caldwell, mother and father in-law; Oscar and Alice Baker.

Patsy loved spending time with all her family especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She and her late husband David Baker owned and operated Baker’s Service Station and Wrecker Service in Calhoun, Georgia, for over 50 years.

She is survived by her daughters and son-in-law; Debbie Hyde, Reba and Ron Hanson; grandchildren, Pepper and Hubert Pascal, Pipper Telker and Tarqi, Heath and Amanda Hyde; great grandchildren, Seth and Labin Hyde, Bella and Lily Telker, all residents of Panama City, Florida. As well as a brother in law; Edgell Farmer and numerous nieces and nephews,

Services to celebrate the life of Mrs. Patsy Baker will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at Ponders Calhoun Chapel with Reverend Mitch Phillips officiating. She will be laid to rest next to her beloved husband at Fain Cemetery. The family will receive friends Saturday morning, April 1, 2017 after 10 a.m. until the service hour.

Arrangements by Ponders Calhoun Chapel, 675 Jolly RD Calhoun, GA 30701, 706-625-7577 Condolences can be placed on our website Pondersfuneralhome.com. Your Selected Independent Funeral Home.

Iula Long

Iula Wilson Long, 95, of Sugar Valley, died at her home on Monday, March 27, 2017, following several months of declining health. Iula was born in Henagar, Ala. on Jan. 23, 1922; she was the daughter of the late O.H. and Elda Wilson. Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of fifty-five years, Marion Albert Long Sr.; her son, Lavon Long; her six brothers and three sisters. A homemaker, Iula was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church in White, Georgia. She treasured the times when her whole family was together; she was an avid quilter, loved canning, and enjoyed fishing.

Survivors include her children and their spouses, Elda Iula and Michael Hasty, Mary Lois and Clifton Gazaway, Marion Raymond and Nancy Kathryn Long, Marion Albert Long Jr., Norma Deloris and Clyde Mahaffey, and Laura Sue and Russel Gatrel; her daughter-in-law, Connie Burnette Long; nine grandchildren; several great-grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren, along with nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

The Long family received friends at Max Brannon and Sons Funeral Home on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 from 5 until 9 p.m.

The funeral service was conducted on Thursday, at 11 a.m. from the chapel of Max Brannon and Sons Funeral Home. Burial followed at Russell Hill Baptist Church Cemetery. Rev. Rick Langston and Rev. Bill Thornton officiated. Her grandsons served as pallbearers.

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

Arnall Holcomb

Mr. Arnall Lee Holcomb, 74, of Calhoun, passed away Monday, March 27, 2017 at Gordon Hospital. He was born in Gordon County on Feb. 17, 1943, son of the late Levi Oliver and Grace Evelyn Brock Holcomb. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Oliver Holcomb and Wayne Holcomb; and a sister, Evelyn Echota Lucas.

Mr. Holcomb loved to play cards, and to go fishing, hunting, and dancing. He enjoyed bowling, having won some amateur events, and was an avid golfer. He loved being with his grandkids. He was a member of Antioch Baptist Church.

He leaves behind his wife of 38 ½ years, Helen Eva Ables Holcomb; his sons and daughters-in-law, Kenneth and Kay Holcomb, Phil and Penny Holcomb, and Chris and Nikki Blalock, all of Calhoun; his daughters and sons-in-law, Teresa and Mark Hammond of Port St. Joe, Fla., Renee and Will Theus of Calhoun, and Brandi Chastain Holcomb of Calhoun; his first wife and the mother of Kenneth, Phil and Teresa, Nannie Marie Holcomb of Calhoun; a sister-in-law, Willa Mae Holcomb of Jasper; his grandchildren, Brandon and Jerrod Holcomb, Haley and Joshua Holcomb, Crystle Gordon, Tucker, Dylan, Braxton, and Makena Blalock, Jack Theus, Madalyn, Mallarei, Macaylee, and Malachi Chastain; and his great-grandchildren, Breagen and Gavin Holcomb, Trenton and Hunter Hollingsworth, Sadie Lipscomb, Hollis Holcomb, Brilynn, Aeralyn, and Grayson Blalock, and Myles Gordon. Special friends, Bobby and Faye Cook, Randall Parker, and Steve Dodd; and nieces, nephews, and other relatives also survive.

Services to honor the life of Mr. Arnall Lee Holcomb were held Thursday, March 30 at 3 p.m. from Antioch Baptist Church, with Dr. Larry Hibberts, Rev Randy Muse, and Dr. William Roberts officiating. Music was arranged by Joan Eggers and the Antioch Baptist Church Choir. Interment followed in West Union Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers serving included Brandon Holcomb, Jerrod Holcomb, Josh Holcomb, Tucker Blalock, Dylan Blalock, Braxton Blalock, Jack Theus and Malachi Chastain. Honorary pallbearers were Randall Parker, Steve Dodd, Tim Sweat, Troy Carver, Shannon Mathews and Bob Johns.

The Holcomb family received friends at Max Brannon and Sons Funeral Home on Wednesday, March 29 from 5 until 9 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to the Antioch Baptist Church Family Life Center.

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

Terry Wyatt

Terry Lee Wyatt, age 71, of Plainville, passed away on Monday, March 27, 2017 at his residence.

Terry was born on March 20, 1946 in Dalton to the late Iris Kathleen Guess Hartley and Jack E. Hartley and Henry Ford “Hank” Wyatt and Hattie P. Wyatt. He was a Vietnam Veteran of the United States Army, and was a supervisor at Shaw for more than 26 years.

Terry is survived by his five sons, Stanton Wyatt and his wife Lily of Plainville, Terry Lee Wyatt, II and his wife Danita of Plainville, Christopher Lee Wyatt and his wife Tiffany of Plainville, Eddie Lavallee and his wife Theresa, and Brian Hall; daughter, Tammi Davis of Plainville; brother, Bradley Lynn Wyatt and his wife Diane of Cartersville; sister, Penny Jordon and her husband Willard “Bo” of Plainville; nineteen grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren also survive.

Funeral Services were conducted on Wednesday, March 29 at 1 p.m. from the Chapel of Thomas Funeral Home with Reverend Jon Mitchell and Terry Timms officiating. Burial followed in Haven of Rest Memorial Park with full military honors provided by the Dalton American Legion. Pallbearers serving were Tyler Wyatt, Blake Leatherwood, Trey Wyatt, Dustin Lavallee, Nathan Wyatt and Bobby Guess. Honorary Pallbearers were Bryson Weaver and Ethan Weaver.

The family received friends on Tuesday evening from 4 until 8 p.m. at Thomas Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial contributions be made to St. Jude’s Children Hospital online at www.stjude.org/Donate or by mail at 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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

Thomas Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Terry Lee Wyatt of Plainville.

Edwin “Jerry” Talley

Mr. Edwin Jerome “Jerry” Talley, age 70, of Calhoun, departed this life on Monday, March 27, 2017 at his home. Jerry was born March 18, 1947 in Calhoun, a son of the late Elroy Judson and OmaLee Stone Talley. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Brannon Talley. Jerry worked 38 years for Norfolk Southern Railway in the Communication and Signal Department. He loved gardening, fishing and bee keeping. He was a great husband, father and grandfather.

Mr. Edwin Jerome “Jerry” Talley is survived by his wife, Helen Dooley Talley and would have celebrated forty-eight years of marriage on June 28, 2017; children, Kim (Keith) Durham of Lyerly, Jeremy Talley of Savannah, Sarah (Frank III) Percy of Dalton; grandchildren, Matthew Stanfield, Wyatt Stanfield, Nathan Durham, Tara Durham, Brett Percy, Lily Kaye Percy, Cohen Percy, Jackson Percy, Annie Bea Percy; great-grandchildren, Katie White, Eddie White, Haley White, Brian Durham, Josh Durham; brother, Blaine and Donna Talley of Resaca; sisters-in-law, Phyliss (Londell) Wigley of Calhoun, Sharon Angland of Adairsville, brothers-in-law, Trammell (Mary) Dooley of Sugar Valley, Bob (Etta Mae) Dooley of Dalton, Ray Dooley of Resaca; many nieces and nephews.

Service to celebrate the life of Mr. Edwin Jerome “Jerry” Talley, was held Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 3 p.m. from Ponders Calhoun Chapel, with Reverend Rick Langston officiating. He was laid to rest at Hill City Baptist Church Cemetery with Matthew Stanfield, Wyatt Stanfield, Brett Percy, Nathan Durham, Kent Thomas, Bill Talley, George Hutchison and Dale Swafford serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were employees and Norfolk Southern Railway, including the employees of the Communication and Signal Department, Kailyn Thomas and Seth Talley. Military graveside rites were provided by American Legion Post 112 of Dalton.

The family received friends at Ponders Calhoun Chapel from 6 until 9 p.m. on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 and from 11 a.m. Thursday morning until the service hour.

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