Calhoun Obituaries

Joseph Burton Calhoun and Lueannie Boyett Calhoun, long time residents of the Ray City, GA area are buried at Beaver Dam Cemetery, Ray City.

Joe B. Calhoun rites held
Thursday, March 2, 1972

Joe B. Calhoun, 79, of Rte. 1 Lakeland, died early Wednesday in the Smith Nursing Home after a long illness.
A native of Lowndes County, he had lived in Lanier County about 31 years.
He was a retired farmer, a member of Lakeland Lodge 434 F&AM and the Ray City Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, the former Miss Louannie Boyette of Lakeland; a daughter, Mrs. Alberta Calhoun Courson of Lakeland, Fla.; two sons, J.B. Calhoun Jr., of Winter Garden, Fla.; and John Calhoun of Monroe, La.; a sister, Mrs. Lula Anglin of Adel; two brothers, Dewey Calhoun of Nashville, Ga., and C. B. Calhoun of Jacksonville, Fla. 12 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Friday at the Ray City Baptist Church with burial in the Beaver Dam Cemetery here.
The Rev. Allen Bates, pastor, conducted the services, assisted by the Rev. John W. Harrell. Burial followed in Beaver Dam Cemetery.
Active pallbearers were Robert Wayne Courson, Donald Courson, Marvin Corson, Mitchell Calhoun, Melton Calhoun and John Wesley Calhoun, Jr.
Music Funeral Home of Lakeland was in charge of arrangements.

The Valdosta Times
Sunday, April 11, 1993


Lueannie Boyett Calhoun, 93, of Winter Garden, Fla., passed away Friday morning at Quality Health Care in Winter Garden.
She was born and lived in what was then Berrien County and later changed to Lanier County most of her life, moving to Winter Garden in 1987. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Ray City.
She was preceded in death by her husband Joe Calhoun and one son, Burton Calhoun.
Survivors include: one daughter, Alberta Courson of Lakeland, Fla., one son, John Wesley Calhoun of Ft. McCoy, Fla., one brother, Joe Boyett of Peach County; 11 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Monday at Ray City First Baptist Church with burial at Beaver Dam Cemetery, Ray City. The family will receive friends at the funeral home tonight from 7-9 p.m. Mrs. Calhoun will be placed in the church one hour prior to services.
Music Funeral Home, Lakeland, is in charge of arrangements.


  1. Mary (Calhoun) Brock said,

    September 3, 2014 at 10:11 am

    My name is Mary (Calhoun) Brock my granddad is James Dewey Calhoun my dad is James Dewey Calhoun Jr.(J.D) I have never see anything about my dad’s family I would like to know more .If you could . Thank you Mary Brock

  2. Inger Burnam said,

    January 15, 2015 at 2:00 pm

    My name is Mary Inger Calhoun Burnam, my grandfather is James Dewey Calhoun and my father is Charles Rex Calhoun who is JD’s older brother. JD Calhoun is my uncle. My mother is still alive and remembers you as a child. If you would like to contact me, my email address is

  3. January 17, 2015 at 6:07 pm

    Inger and Mary,
    Thanks for reading the Ray City History Blog. There are a number of stories on the Calhoun family on the blog. You might like to take a look at the Calhoun Family category, and at this post on James Dewey Calhoun and Mary Elizabeth Brogdon.


  4. Tony Calhoun said,

    September 10, 2017 at 6:11 pm

    My name is Tony Calhoun. James Dewey Calhoun is my grandfather and Charles Rex Calhoun is my father. Inger is my sister. I lived a short time In my teens with my grandparents Dewey and Mary. They were very down to earth people. Me and grandpa used to go fishing all the time in berrien county where we lived and always came back with a mess of fish for supper which Granny would cook up and would taste great. I really miss those days. We also helped Grannys brother Brogden in his tobacco field. Hard Hot work of days gone by. This was around the early to mid 1970s. email

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