Nell Hall Calhoun

August 25, 1931June 27, 2014

Nell Wadsworth Hall Calhoun found her life’s fulfillment in her faith, family and friends. She died on June 27, 2014 at Emory Midtown Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia. She is survived by her loving husband of 61 years, William W. Calhoun Sr., and children Nancy (Omer) Renner of Morristown, Tennessee; Betsy (Michael Corzine) Calhoun of Tallahassee, Florida; William (Paula) Calhoun Jr. of Dacula, and Denny Calhoun of Roswell. Nell adored her grandchildren Ben Renner, Amy Renner, Andrew Corzine, Tripp Calhoun and Cason Calhoun. Also surviving are her sister Jane Mason and sisters-in-law Mandy Hall and Lizanne (Bill) Hall Lawrence. Nell leaves behind several nieces and nephews, as well as special friends John and Josephine Adam, Carol Reece, Marsha Swanson, and Courtney, Matthew, Latham, Calhoun and Mace Hester. She is preceded in death by her parents Ruth Melton Hall and Jesse Denny Hall, brothers James Hall and Denny Hall, and brother-in-law Thomas Mason. Born in Sylvester, Georgia, on August 25, 1931, Nell graduated from Sylvester High School and attended Georgia State College for Women in Milledgeville. As a young woman, she was employed by Sylvester Banking Company and C&S Bank in Atlanta. Nell married William Calhoun on June 16, 1953, and their life together took them from Sylvester to Atlanta; Savannah; Morristown, Tennessee; and Roswell. She made dear friends everywhere she lived and treasured them throughout her life. Nell was an active member of Roswell United Methodist Church, where she was a longtime member of the choir and the Seekers Sunday School Class. She founded the Noah’s Ark Sunday School Class for people with special needs and served as a volunteer for enAble of Georgia and Special Olympics. The funeral service will be held Tuesday, July 1, 2014, at 11 a.m. at Roswell United Methodist Church with Dr. Mike Long officiating. A gathering for family and friends will take place at the church immediately following the service. Interment will be in Sylvester on Wednesday, July 2, 2014. In lieu of flowers, anyone so desiring to make memorial gifts to the Noah’s Ark Class ( or enAble of Georgia (


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Barry and Marian Malac

July 10, 2014

Bill and family,
Nell was a wonderful person and friend from long ago. May God's blessings be with you at this sad time. Marian and Barry Malac

David Simms

July 1, 2014

Nell has a special place in my heart. From the time we met over 30 years ago, she and William welcomed me into the family with warmth and caring. She was a fantastic aunt to my future wife, Anne and we are both grateful for all that she has done for us over the years. She will be missed.

Debbie & David Powers

June 30, 2014

We are so sorry for your loss. Nell & Erma were such great friends. Please remember that your family will be in our prayers over the coming days.


June 29, 2014

May the God of comfort, comfort you at this time of sorrow.

June 29, 2014

I am so sorry for you loss. Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope during this most difficult time. May the God of all comfort and the love of your family give you the strength you need to endure. ( 2 Corinth.1:3,4)

Imogene & Joel Gilliam

June 29, 2014

Our heartfelt sympathy, love, and prayers are with your family at this really difficult time. Nell was gifted in many ways and one of those gifts was in being exactly what a friend should be. She was a very special lady.


June 29, 2014

Psalm 90:10 tells us:"In themselves the days of our years are seventy years;And if because of special mightiness they are eighty years.."May your hearts be filled with loving memories of "happy" times together,as you celebrate a life well-lived!!

June 29, 2014

My condolences. John 3:16

June 29, 2014

May the God of all comfort be with you during this difficult time

Parthenia Sanders

June 29, 2014

My deepest sympathy for the loss of someone very dear to you. There is comfort from Knowing that God feels for us when we suffer. Zechariah 2:8