Paul Wood

Paul Wood, age 80, of Calhoun, passed away on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at his residence.

Paul was born on March 14, 1937 in Gordon County, son of the late Gilbert Wood and Minnie Langston Wood. He was a founding member of the Maranatha Baptist Church, which was started out of his home in the early 1960’s. He remained active in the church and was a member of the Board of Deacons. After retirement from the United States Postal Service, he became a bailiff for the Gordon County Superior Court.

Paul is survived by his wife of 61 years, Marie Wood; three daughters, Paula Goble and her husband Larry of Calhoun, Wanda Stone and her husband Ray of Calhoun, and Sonya Thompson and her husband George of Dalton; one sister, Gwen Wood of Calhoun, six grandchildren, April Goble, Allison Davis, Trey Goble, Gavin Thompson, Autumn Thompson, and Alaina Thompson. Five great-grandchildren, Riley Goble, Ryder Goble, Charley Davis, Milley Davis, and Whit Goble also survive.

Funeral Services will be conducted on Friday, April 7 at 11 a.m. from the Maranatha Baptist Church with Rev. Tommy Crider officiating. Music will be arranged by Gwen Wood and Bill and Janice Richards. Burial will follow in Gordon Memorial Gardens.

Pallbearers serving will include Larry Goble, Trey Goble, Ryder Goble, Ray Stone, Andrew Davis, George Thompson, and Gavin Thompson. Honorary pallbearers are Pat Baker, Newell Akins, Jimmy Gee, Gary Fuller, Don Gravitt, Jackie Clayton and Deacons of Maranatha Baptist Church.

The family received friends on Thursday evening from 4 until 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

You may leave the family online condolences at

Thomas Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Paul Wood.

Troy Carver

Mr. Troy Wayne Carver, 78, of Calhoun, died Monday, April 3, 2017 at Gordon Hospital. He was born in Pickens County on Feb. 28, 1939, son of the late Lance Albert and Lois Patterson Carver. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Lou Wofford Carver.

Troy was a retired textile supervisor, and was a member of Hinton Baptist Church.

Survivors include his daughter and son-in-law, Sandy and Jason Jaco of Calhoun; his brothers and sisters-in-law, Thurmand and Mary Carver of Talking Rock, Howard and Judy Carver of Talking Rock, and James Carver of Calhoun; a sister and brother-in-law, Edna and Emory Watson of Blue Ridge; his grandson, Jordan Tanner Jaco; and step-grandchildren, Hannah, Taylor, Jared, and Jada Jaco. Several nieces and nephews, and special friend and caregiver, Misty Clements, also survive.

Services to honor the life of Mr. Troy Wayne Carver were held Thursday, April 6 at 11 a.m. from the chapel of Max Brannon and Sons Funeral Home, with Rev. Gene Childers, Rev. Eddie Brannon, and Rev. Kenny Rogers officiating. Interment followed in Hinton Community Cemetery. Pallbearers serving included Trenton Roper, Barry Roper, Joey Strickland, Tony Watson, David Carver, and Howard Carver. Honorary pallbearers were Lane Strickland, Alec Strickland, Bobby Darnell, Will Hughes, Larry Robertson, and Mike Woodward.

The family received friends at the funeral home on Wednesday, April 5 from 3 until 9 p.m.

Condolences may be left at Funeral arrangements for Mr. Troy Wayne Carver are under the care and direction of Max Brannon and Sons Funeral Home of Calhoun.