HAMPTON — Okie P. Calhoun, age 92, Hampton, went home to be with the Lord January 19, 2012, from Sycamore Shoals Hospital after a lengthy illness.
A native of Carter County, she was the daughter of the late Jake and Nancy Jones Potter. She was a charter member and teacher of the Ladies Bible Class of Hampton Freewill Baptist Church.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jeffie M. Calhoun, in 1998; three brothers, Enoch Potter, Don Potter and Stewart Potter; eight sisters, Bertha Harrison, Millie Harrison, Mamie Tatum, Hazel Norman, Ethel Greene, Hildra Leonard, Florence Simerely and Ruth Potter.
Survivors include a daughter, Patsy Erwin, Elizabethton; a son and daughter-in-law, J.D. and Jeanette Calhoun, Hampton; two grandsons, Jeff Erwin, Elizabethton, and Doug Calhoun, Hampton; a granddaughter, Hope Calhoun Jarrett, Elizabethton; two great-granddaughters, April Erwin, Elizabethton, and Julia Calhoun, Hampton; two great-grandsons, Jacob Calhoun and Jonah Calhoun, both of Hampton; and special caretakers, Christy Glass, Sonia Guinn and Sharon Street. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
The funeral service for Okie P. Calhoun will be conducted at 7:00 P.M. Sunday, January 22, 2012, in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home with Rev. Eugene Osborne and Rev. David Greene officiating.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5:00-7:00 P.M. on Sunday prior to the funeral service or her home at other times.
Graveside service and interment will be conducted at 11:00 A.M. Monday, January 23, 2012, in Potters Cemetery on Buck Mountain. Active pallbearers will be Jeff Guinn, Bobby Rainbolt, Steve Rainbolt, Dale Stevens, Charles Geisler and Jess Simerly. Honorary pallbearers will be the men of Hampton Freewill Baptist Church, Terry Leonard and Kenneth Leonard. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 10:00 A.M. on Monday to go in procession to the cemetery.
Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.tetrickfuneralhome.com and signing the guestbook or by fax to (423) 542-9499.
Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is serving the Calhoun family. Office: (423) 542-2232. Obituary Line: (423) 543-4317.