Mrs. Ruby Ayres Calhoun, 100 ½ of Buchanan, gained her heavenly wings on Tuesday, January 28, 2020. Mrs. Ruby was born on July 25, 1919, on a farm in Troup County to James Abram Ayres and Lucille Colley Ayres. She was a graduate of West Point High School, and she married the love of her life, Charles Bryan Calhoun, on November 3, 1940.
This extraordinary Southern lady loved her family, her church, and her community. She and C.B. raised 3 sons, and she was G-momma to her loving grandchildren. Baking and taking care of the home was her primary occupation, and she was well known for her delectable coconut cakes and chicken salad. Mrs. Ruby was a devoted member of the Buchanan United Methodist Church, where she was a long-term treasurer, member of the Women’s Sunday School Class, and member of the United Methodist Women. Being active in her community, she was a member of the Buchanan Women’s Club for many years.
Mrs. Calhoun is predeceased by her parents; her husband, C.B Calhoun; one brother, James A. Ayres, Jr.; and two sisters, Mae Ayres Hammock and Elsie Ayres.
Those left to cherish her memories include three sons and daughters-in-law, Charles and Rebecca Calhoun of Tallapoosa; Cary and Lane Calhoun of Bremen; and Bill and Wanda Calhoun of Carrollton. Remembering her strength and love are grandchildren, Bryan Calhoun, James Calhoun, Mark Calhoun, Rob and Elizabeth Calhoun, Paul and Leah Calhoun, David and Crystal Calhoun, Caroline Calhoun, Maggie Chewning, Katie Chewning, and Ross Chewning.
Memorial services for Mrs. Ruby Calhoun will be conducted on Saturday, February 1st, at 3:00 pm from the Buchanan United Methodist Church with Reverend Randy Rooks and Reverend Doctor Allen Wilburn officiating. Honoring her love of music, congregational singing will be directed by Kersha Cartwright accompanied by Dora Gable, pianist, and Beleta Anderson, organist. The family will receive friends at the church from 1:00 pm until the service hour. Mrs. Calhoun will be interred at Long Cane Methodist Church in LaGrange, GA, at a later date.
The family request that in lieu of flowers those desiring to honor Mrs. Calhoun may make charitable donations to Buchanan United Methodist Church, PO Box 342, Buchanan, GA 30113.
Hutcheson’s Memorial Chapel and Crematory of Buchanan is honored to serve the Calhoun family.
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Buchanan United Methodist Church
P.O. Box 342, Buchanan GA 30113