Ralph Gray

Ralph Edwin Gray, age 85, of Calhoun, passed away Saturday, April 29, 2017 at Calhoun Health Care.

Ralph was born on Nov. 21, 1931 to the late Riley H. Gray and Etta Mae Crump. Ralph was employed by Carriage Industries for more than 20 years. After his retirement he was employed by the Piggly Wiggly. Ralph was a member of Antioch Baptist Church and was a member of the Oothcaloga Lodge #154. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by Malcom, Roy, Odel, Walter, Ford and James Gray, Annie Gray, Julie Crowe and Geraldine Brookshire.

He is survived by his wife, Lois Nell Peace of Calhoun; two daughters, Donna Gray Talley of Cleburne, Texas and Sharon Gray of Dalton; a step-son, Mike Stone of Calhoun; brothers, Pat Gray of Hampton, Ga. and Charles Gray of Jasper, Ga.; Sister-in-laws, Susie Gray of Calhoun and Rita Gray of Nyack, N.Y.; four grandchildren, Ryan Talley and his wife Rebecca, Justin Talley, Jonathan Stone and Laura Beth Bunch and her husband Seth; four great-grandchildren, Madeline Talley, Coraline Talley, LaylaMae Bunch and Millie Bunch.

Funeral Services were conducted on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Thomas Funeral Home with Dr. Larry Hibberts officiating. Burial followed at Gordon Memorial Gardens, Reverend Seth Bunch will have charge of Graveside Rites. Deacons of Antioch served as Pallbearers.

The family received friends on Monday, May 1, 2017 from 4 – 7 p.m. at Thomas Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers the family request that donations be made to the Antioch Baptist Church Christian Life Center at 266 Dews Pond Rd SE, Calhoun, Ga. 30701. You may leave the family online condolences at

Thomas Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Mr. Ralph Gray.

Bettye Baugh

Ms. Bettye Baugh of Hapeville, formerly of Calhoun, passed April 29, 2017.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 11 a.m. at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, 452 W. Line Street with Rev. Washington Pastor officiating. Interment Chandler Cemetery. The remains will lie in state from 9 a.m. until the hour of service.

Ms. Baugh leaves to cherish her memory three daughters, Rhonda (Stephen) Russell, Wendy Baugh, and Chiquita Douglass, seven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, sister Martha Hawkins and brother Benjamin (Rita)Hawkins, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. The cortege will assemble at 127 Prince Albert Ct. at 10am. Hines Home of Funerals, Inc. 595 West Lake Ave NW Atlanta, GA 30318 404-792-2400.

Noah Kilgore

Mr. Noah Allen Kilgore, 93, of Ranger, passed away Sunday, April 30, 2017 at his home, surrounded by family. He was born in Marietta on March 10, 1924, son of the late Noah Benjamin Kilgore and the late Nellie Chalker Kilgore. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Robert Lee Kilgore, and his sister, Janie Cobb, both of Marietta.

Noah was a veteran of WWII, serving in the U.S. Army in the 134th AAA Gun Battalion. He served in central Europe, Ardennes, Rhineland, and received several medals as an Anti-Aircraft Artillery Gun Crewman. Noah retired from Lockheed in Marietta after 36 years. He was an active member of his church, Holiness Church of Jesus Christ, where he loved to play piano and sing, and was also a member of the American Legion.

He leaves behind his wife of 59 years, Inez Brookshire Kilgore; his children, Susan Gossett and her husband William, of Dallas, Ga., Allen Lee Kilgore of Ranger, and Lisa Joy Royer; his granddaughters, Misty Inez Baxter and her husband, Brandon, Lindsey Nichole Watkins and her husband, Mike, and Autumn Noel Royer; and his great-grandsons, William Spencer Baxter, Chase Patrick Baxter, Noah William Watkins, and Lincoln David Watkins. Several nieces and nephews, and his fur baby, “Tanzie”, also survive.

Services to honor the life of Mr. Noah Allen Kilgore will be held Thursday, May 4, at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Max Brannon and Sons Funeral Home, with Pastor Junior Craig officiating. Music will be arranged by Faye Pierce-Bentley. Interment, with Military Honors, will follow in Haven of Rest Memorial Park.

The Kilgore family received friends at the funeral home on Tuesday, May 2, and Wednesday, May 3, from 5 until 8 p.m.

Condolences may be left at Funeral arrangements for Mr. Noah Allen Kilgore are under the care and direction of Max Brannon and Sons Funeral Home of Calhoun.