The Agriculture Education family has truly lost a great member as David Burton has already shared with you today. Below is Mr. Louie's Obituary.

Louie Calhoun

Mr. Louie G. Calhoun, 84 of Tarrytown, died Tuesday, March 31, 2009.

Mr. Calhoun was a lifelong resident of Tarrytown and was preceded in death by his parents, Arnold E. and Agnes M. Calhoun; and a sister, Minedith Calhoun Warnock. He was a 1949 graduate of the University of Georgia and began his teaching career in the early fifties in Montgomery County with the Veterans Farm Training Program. In 1954, he began employment with the Bulloch County School System where he taught for two years before returning to Montgomery County. He was Teacher of the Year at Montgomery County High School and was both the State AIC and Union Camp Forestry Program winners. He also held Honorary State, Honorary American and Honorary Chapter Degrees with many local FFA Chapters. In 2001, he received the Conservationist of the Year Honor from the Ohoopee River and Soil District and was also inducted into the Georgia Agriculture Hall of Fame.

Mr. Calhoun served in the United States Merchant Marines during World War II and was a member of Tarrytown Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Betty Bass Calhoun; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Larry and Debbie Calhoun, Gilbert and Willene Calhoun, and Arnie Calhoun, all of Tarrytown; a daughter, Dixie Calhoun, of Tarrytown; a brother, Roy Calhoun, of East Dublin; 8 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday, April 3 in the Tarrytown Baptist Church with the Reverend Chuck Morgan officiating. Burial will be in Tarrytown Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at Sammons Funeral Home from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday.

Cindy W. Greene
Region Coordinator
Central Region Agriculture Education
Georgia Department of Education
711 Highway 57 West
Swainsboro, Ga. 30401
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