Thelma Fuller

Thelma Bennett Fuller, age 84 of Calhoun, passed away on Friday, Aug. 18, 2017 in Gordon Health Care.

Thelma was born on Nov. 7, 1932 in Bartow County to the late Ben Bennett and Edna Marylou Smith Bennett. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Saville Patrick Fuller; two sons, Larry Whitener and Danny Whitener; daughter, Janet Waters; and a sister, Edna Collum. Thelma was a member of House of Prayer.

Thelma is survived by her son, James Whitener of Calhoun; sister, Evelyn Noland; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral Services were conducted on Monday, Aug. 21 at 11 a.m. from the Chapel of Thomas Funeral Home with Reverend Howard Strickland and Reverend Daniel Brown officiating. Alice Ray, Edna Young, and Ann Shugart had charge of music. Burial followed in Wesley Chapel United Methodist Cemetery.

The family received friends on Monday from 9 a.m. until the funeral hour at 11 a.m. at Thomas Funeral Home.

You may leave the family online condolences at

Thomas Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Thelma Bennett Fuller, age 84 of Calhoun.

Mildred Reeve

On Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, God called home Mildred England Reeve at 92 years old.

Throughout her life, she was loved. First as the only child of Grady and Julia Quinn England, then the life-mate of Charles Wiley Reeve, the mother of five children; Carolyn Reeve, Billy Reeve and wife Linda, John Reeve and wife Lam, Peggy Reeve Snoddy and husband Tom, and Sheryl Reeve, the grandmother of ten grandchildren, and great-grandmother of thirteen.

She will be laid to rest with Charles in Calhoun’s Fain Cemetery.

Betty Owens

Mrs. Betty Ruth Howell Owens, 81, of Calhoun, died at her home on Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017, following several years of declining health; she was surrounded by her loving family. Betty was born in Dalton on Nov. 17, 1935; she was the daughter of the late Hershel and Ethel Howell. Along with her parents, Betty was preceded in death by her husband of more than fifty-three years, Alfred Owens, in 2006; her sisters, Shelba Kivitz and Brenda Lock.

Betty is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Vickie and Jerry Chapman, Yvonne and Harry Dobbins, Paula and Kevin Rush, and Jennifer and Tim O’Donald; her brothers and sister-in-law, Charles Howell, Mike and Cleta Howell, and Wade Howell; her sisters and brothers-in-law, Pat and Doug Burnette, Gail and Cliff Harris; her grandchildren, April Barr, Robert Dobbins, Donna Mitch, Sarah Boswell, Zachary Rush, Kathleen O’Donald, Anna Lowery, Jesse O’Donald, Jeremy O’Donald, Emily O’Donald, and Jameson O’Donald; her great-grandchildren, Taylor Dobbins, Gabriel Caudill, Amy Mitch, Allison Mitch, Jacob Caudill, Riley Dobbins, Connor Dobbins, Ruby Boswell, Peyton Boswell, Leyla Boswell, Nora Barr, Liam Boswell, and Breese Mitch; nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

The Owens family received friends on Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017 from 2 until 6 p.m. at Max Brannon and Sons Funeral Home.

The funeral service was conducted on Monday, Aug. 21, 2017 at 6 p.m. from Concord Baptist Church. Bro. Sammy Allen and Bro. Tim O’Donald will officiate. Burial followed in the church cemetery with Bro. Stinnett Ballew officiating at the graveside. Her grandsons and great-grandsons served as pallbearers and honorary pallbearers.

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

Mary Johnson

Mary Patterson Johnson, 75, of the Farmville community, died suddenly on Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017. Mary was born in Trion on April 11, 1942; she was the daughter of the late Claude Patterson and Dessie Gillespie. Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband, Lawrence Calvin Johnson. Mary retired from The Prescription Shop after more than thirty years. She was an active member of Riverview Baptist Church for many years. She taught Sunday School for fifty years.

Mary is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Joyce and Gary Holbert, and by her granddaughters, Whitney and Madison Holbert.

Mary’s family received friends on Monday, Aug. 21, 2017 from 5 until 8 p.m. at Max Brannon and Sons Funeral Home.

The funeral service was conducted on Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017 at 4 p.m. from Riverview Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Union Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. Rev. Jamie Hunt officiated. The church choir was in charge of the music. Pallbearers were John Hall, Ron Johnson, Bryan Johnson, Michael Johnson, Larry Johnson and James Henson.

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

Calvin Stanley

Mr. Calvin Stanley aka “Whitey,” 84, was born Dec. 21, 1932. He went home Aug. 18, 2017 at Hamilton Medical Center.

Mr. Stanley was preceded in death by his loving wife, Betty Stanley.

Mr. Stanley was one of many children born to Tom and Sennie Bell Dean Stanley.

He leaves behind a daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Craig Dunnell; and three grandchildren, Craig Jr., Kelcey, and Calley of Dalton.

Visitation was held at Max Brannon and Sons Funeral Home on Tuesday, Aug. 22 from 12 p.m. until 2 p.m. A graveside service followed at 2:30 at Corinth Baptist Church Cemetery.

Condolences may be left online at Arrangements for Mr. Calvin Stanley are under the care and direction of Max Brannon and Sons Funeral Home of Calhoun.

Dan Pollard, Sr.

Dan H. Pollard Sr., 66, of Plainville, passed away Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017, at Gordon Hospital in Calhoun. He was born in Rome, the son of Hattie Lue Pollard and the late John H. Pollard. He worked for Fabricon Automotive in River Rouge, Mich. for several years before moving down to Plainville in 1990. Shortly after moving to Georgia, he hired in as a Security Guard for Mohawk Industries from which he medically retired from just under two years ago because of his health. Dan died from having fourth stage COPD and fibrosis of the lungs.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Patricia Pollard; his daughter and son-in-law, Lisa and Scott Blevins, of Monroe, Mich.; son, Dan Pollard Jr. of Plainville; two grandchildren, Katlyn Blevins and Alexis Pollard; his mother, Hattie Lue Pollard of Rome; sister and brother-in-law Mary and Daniel McFarland of Rome; brother-in-law, Jan Lee of Warren, Mich.; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Pam and Mike Schimento of Parrish, Fla.; several nieces and nephews and his dogs.

He was proceeded in death by his father, John Pollard of Rome; sisters, Marie Lee of Warren, Mich. and Linda Long of Trenton, Mich.

To honor Dan’s wishes, no funeral services were held. Georgia Cremation Center handled his cremation.