Dr. Robert Macbeth

Dr. Robert Blair Macbeth, 88, of Calhoun, died Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018. Dr. Macbeth was born Jan. 23, 1930 in Atlantic City, N.J., to parents John Stewart Macbeth and Anna Belle Benson. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, William Macbeth and Jack Macbeth.

After graduating from Atlantic City High School, he attended the University of Alabama, marrying and enlisting in the United States Air Force prior to graduation. During the Korean War, he was stationed in England as a radio communications officer and instructor, rising to the rank of Staff Sergeant.

Following his military service, Dr. Macbeth returned to the University of Alabama to complete his degree, and then moved his young family to Pensacola, Fla., where he was a teacher and coach at Blount Junior High School. He subsequently returned to the University of Alabama to obtain his doctorate degree in education, and then worked for the United States Department of Education in Atlanta until his retirement.

Dr. Macbeth married Georgia Ann Brannon in 1981 and moved to Calhoun, where he resided until his death. He had a lifelong love of sports, especially University of Alabama football. He also had a passion throughout his life for mentoring and improving the lives of others as a coach and educator.

He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Georgia Ann Macbeth; sons and daughters-in-law, Blair and Cathy Macbeth of Dahlonega, Glenn and Gerry Macbeth of Murfreesboro, Tenn., and Brian Macbeth of Dahlonega; a daughter, Wanda Macbeth of Dahlonega; a step-daughter, Paula Fowler and her husband John of Buford; grandchildren, John Macbeth and Reese Macbeth, Erin Rubin, and Alison Macbeth; step- grandchildren, John Fowler, James Fowler, Dr. Christopher Miles Fowler, and Ann Taylor; great-granddaughters, Hadley Mae Rubin, Aiden Macbeth, and Ayla Macbeth; step-great-grandchildren, Eleanor Fowler, Penelope Fowler, Evangeline Fowler, Forest Fowler, Jonathan Taylor, Ethan Taylor, LaRose Taylor, and Ian Taylor; a sister, Mary Jane Allen of Miami, FL; his former wife, Catherine Macbeth of Dahlonega.

A graveside funeral service will be held on Saturday, March 3 at 1 p.m., from Chandler Cemetery. The family would like to thank Leslie DePerro of Georgia Care at Home, and especially caregiver Kim Myers, who has so lovingly cared for Dr. Macbeth and his wife Georgia.

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

Linda Black

Ms. Linda Ruth Black, of Sugar Valley, departed this life Monday evening, Feb. 26, 2018 at Gordon Health Care Center in Calhoun. Linda was born in Harvey, Ill. on Nov. 29, 1958, a daughter of the late Paul Wesley and Helen Marie Myers Black.

She was most recently, prior to her health declining, employed by Erlanger Health System in Chattanooga, Tenn. as an Ultrasound Technologist. She had obtained her associates degree from Coosa Valley Technical College. Linda was an animal lover and loved her dogs dearly. She loved to learn and read and every opportunity she had, there was a book in her hand. Linda had battled cancer for over eighteen years on and off. Her battle is finally at an end. At one point in her life, she lived abroad for several years.

At Linda’s request she will be cremated. The family will hold a memorial service at a later date.

Condolences may be sent to Linda’s family by visiting our wesbite at

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

Rev. Raymond Robinson, Sr.

Reverend Raymond Ray Robinson Sr., at the age of 77, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday morning, Feb. 28, 2018 at his home in Resaca, surrounded by his loving family.

Reverend Robinson was born on April 23, 1940 in LaGrange, a son of the late Melvin Robinson and Mae Freeman.

He was a retired minister from the Assemblies of God and shared his life with the churches for over 50 years. He was the founder of the Calhoun First Assembly of God Church. Reverend Robinson enjoyed life to the fullest and loved being with his family. He loved the Lord, had an infectious smile and an eagerness to help all those that needed help.

He is survived by his loving wife to whom he shared 55 wonderful years, Linda Faye Kelley Robinson of the home; two children, his daughter and son-in-law, Deborah and David Headrick; his son, Raymond Ray Jr. and Brenda Robinson, all of Resaca; two granddaughters, William and Candace Hullender of Resaca, BJ and Misty Green of Adairsville; four great-grandchildren, Tanner Warren, Avery Warren, Lucas Green, and William Hullender Jr.; sisters and brothers-in-law, Sandra and Carl Dunklee, Ruth and Clyde Railey all of LaGrange; several nieces, nephews, and other family members and friends also survive.

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Reverend Raymond Ray Robinson Sr. will be held on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 3 p.m. from the Calhoun First Assembly of God Church, 1080 Rome Road SW, Calhoun, Georgia 30701, with Reverend Caryl E. Martinez, Reverend David Headrick, and Reverend Darrel S. Burns officiating.

The Robinson family will receive friends at the church on Saturday, from 2 p.m. until the service hour.

Floral arrangements may be sent to the Church on Saturday, March 10, 2018.

At Reverend Robinson’s request he will be cremated.

Condolences may be sent to Reverend Robinson’s family by visiting our wesbite at

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

Helen Dinsmore

Helen Marie Dinsmore, 70, of Calhoun, departed this life Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018 at Gordon Hospital. Helen was born Sept. 6, 1947 in Jasper, to the late Earl Dinsmore and Ednie Fountain Dinsmore of Calhoun. She was also preceded in death by a special friend in 2005, Paul Overstreet.

She was a graduate of Pickens County High in Jasper. She worked many years for Mannington Carpets in Calhoun. She also worked at HD Lee in Jasper. She last worked at Rug Mart in Calhoun. She was a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Calhoun.

Helen is survived by her sisters and brother-in-law, Margaret and Wayne Brendel of the Jerusalem Community and Janice Wilson of Calhoun; a brother and sister-in-law, Earl Densmore Jr. and Brenda Densmore of Calhoun; aunts and uncle, Bonnie Burton and Ella Fountain of the Jerusalem Community, Nancy Young of Ludville, Ga., Carolyn Malloy of Ryo, Ga., Betty Fountain of Ruskin, Fla., and Minnie Hancock and JR Hancock of Ludville, Ga.; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

The funeral service was conducted on Thursday, March 1 at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Max Brannon and Sons Funeral Home. Rev. Eddie Brannon, Rev. Wayne Brendel Jr., and Rev. Eddie Cochran officiated. Burial followed at the Ludville Church of Jesus Christ Cemetery. Pallbearers serving were Michael Dougherty, Matthew Brendel, Wayne Brendel, Tommy Hancock, Shane Wilson, Hagen Wilson, Hunter Wilson, and Brian Brendel.

The Dinsmore family received friends at the funeral home on Wednesday, Feb. 28 from 5 until 8 p.m.

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