OBITUARY

Yvonne Lake Calhoun

May 18, 1936April 14, 2018
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NORTHPORT – Yvonne Lake Calhoun, age 81, of Northport, Ala., died April 14, 2018, in Moundville. Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday, April 19, 2018, at Memory Chapel Funeral Home with Mike Spivey, Northport First United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will follow in Memory Hill Gardens with Memory Chapel Funeral Home, a Dignity Memorial Provider, directing. Visitation will be one hour prior to services (1 p.m. to 2 p.m.) at the funeral home. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Alvin Calhoun; and brothers, Thomas Luther Lake and Jerald Lee Lake. Survivors include her daughters, Annette Calhoun Thrasher (Dell) of Northport; Deeann Calhoun Southern (Michael) of Tuscaloosa; son, James Michael Calhoun, Northport; sister, Rebecca Joann Lake Yeager, Tuscaloosa; grandchildren, Jeremy Wilson (Ivy), Anthony Wilson and Madelyn Southern; great-grandchildren, Ryleigh Wilson. Yvonne grew up in Rosedale, graduated from Tuscaloosa High School in 1954 and married James A. Calhoun on March 31, 1956. She overcame the loss of her husband in 1981 and never wavered in her dedication as a parent to her three children: Mike, Annette and Deeann. She loved cooking and baking at a young age, along with growing flowers and plants. Later she developed a love for the hidden treasures found in garage and estate sales. She worked at Olympia Mills, Morrison's Cafeteria and managed the Top Dollar Store in downtown Tuscaloosa before retiring. As a member of Northport First United Methodist Church, Yvonne used her faith as the strength to persevere, and enjoyed her fellowship there where she had many friends. Her children, three grandchildren and one great-grandchild will remember Yvonne as a strong, loving and fun person. Her pecan pies and chicken and dumplings reached legendary status during the holidays, and everyone who knew her will miss her spirit. Pallbearers will be Robert Yeager, Kenneth Yeager, Gary Yeager, Jeffrey Yeager, Keith Lake and Ricky Noland. Honorary pallbearers are Joel Dorroh, Johnny Pate, Richard Colquitt, Wade Wilson, Dell Thrasher and Michael Southern.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, April 19, 2018
  • Funeral Service Thursday, April 19, 2018
  • Burial Thursday, April 19, 2018
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Yvonne Lake Calhoun

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