Elsie Marie (Thompson) Calhoun

Born: Wed., Jul. 5, 1950
Died: Thu., Jun. 13, 2019


5:00 PM Mon., Jun. 17, 2019
Location: Straight Fork

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Tue., Jun. 18, 2019
Location: Straight Fork

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Elsie Marie Calhoun,  68,  of the Big Cove Community passed away Thursday, June 13, 2019 at Harris Regional Hospital after a brief illness.  Elsie is the daughter of the late Beulah Powell Thompson.
She is survived by her husband of 30 years, Clement Calhoun. In addition to her husband, she is survived by her 2 sons, McKenzie Calhoun and OJ Smoker of Cherokee, 1 daughter Denise Rattler and her husband Tony of Robbinsville, NC as well as her sister Elnora Thompson, brother Sam Thompson and her father Joe Thompson, all of Cherokee. She leaves behind 8 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Elsie was proceeded in death by a grandson, Jr. Calhoun.

To know Elsie was to enjoy her smile and her laughter. She was a loyal member of the Raider Nation. In addition,  she was a member of the KoLaNvYi Stickball family. You would find her on the sidelines cheering on her stickball team any time they would play. She will be remembered for sharing her smiles and jokes with people around her.

Visitation and sitting up will begin at 5:00pm Monday, June 17th 2019 at Straight Fork Church.
Funeral Services will begin at 11:00am on Tuesday June 18th, 2019 . Services will be officiated by Rev. James Bo Parris and Pastor Charles Ray Ball. Pall Bearers will be among the Big Cove Free Labor Group. Burial will follow at Smathers Calhoun Cemetery.

Long House Funeral Home assisted with final arrangements.

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