Ruby Pearl Cates Calhoun

Published 8:53 am Thursday, July 21, 2016

Ruby Pearl Cates Calhoun, 90, of Hampton, passed away Tuesday, July 19, 2016, at Johnson City Medical Center.
She was born October 26, 1925 in Carter County to the late George Edward and Amelia Kate Crowe Cates.
Pearl was a graduate of Hampton High School. She was retired as a bookkeeper with Brown’s Grocery & Hardware, where she had been employed for several years. Pearl was an active member of Hampton Christian Church and the Home Builders Sunday School Class. She was also a member of the Carolyn Perry Church Circle and a member of the Hampton Garden Club.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, George Edward Cates Jr. and Clyde C. Cates, and a sister, Hazel Heaton.
Survivors include her husband of 69 years, Raymond Calhoun; a daughter, Lisa Ann Hall and husband Jeff, Kingsport; a son, Dr. Larry Calhoun and wife Kathy, Jonesborough; three grandchildren, Whitney Calhoun Goetz and husband John, Nashville, Dr. McKenzie Calhoun, Johnson City, and Nathan Hall and wife Meghan, Milligan College; one great-grandson, George Calhoun Goetz; one sister, Charlotte Carter and husband Bob, Elizabethton; one brother, Carl Cates and wife Nell, Elizabethton; two sisters-in-law, Helen Cates and Jean Carroll; her brothers-in-law, Harvey Calhoun and wife Gloria, and John Calhoun and wife Penny; and several nieces and nephews.
A service to celebrate the life of Pearl Calhoun will be conducted at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 21, at Grandview Christian Church, 300 University Parkway, Johnson City, with Mr. Dwayne Calhoun, Mr. Nathan Hall and Mr. L.D. Campbell, ministers, officiating. The graveside service and interment will be at 10:45 a.m. Friday, July 22, in the Mountain Home National Cemetery. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the church at 5:50 p.m. Thursday, and also at Mountain Home National Cemetery at 10:35 a.m. Friday, will be John Carter, Ron Calhoun, Bobby McClain, Wayne McClain, Tony Church, Roger Shepard and Maurice Shell. Honorary pallbearers will be her church family. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made in memory of Pearl to the Hampton Christian Church, 810 Deerfield Lane, Hampton, TN 37658. The family will be receiving friends from 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday at the church. Friends may also visit with the family at her residence. Those planning to attend the interment service are requested to assemble at the cemetery at 10:35 a.m. Friday. Condolences may be sent to the family at our website at
Memorial Funeral Chapel is serving the Calhoun family.

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