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Obituaries from the Saturday, January 20, 2018 Calhoun Times

January 20, 2018 GMT

Ronnie Hufstetler

Ronnie Joseph Hufstetler, 62, of Adairsville, died Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, following an extended illness. He was born in Floyd County on March 1, 1955, son of the late Almon Walter and Bonnie Goodnight Hufstetler.

Ronnie was a 1973 graduate of Calhoun High School. He had been employed with Outboard Marine Corporation, and with K-Mart for 15 years. He loved the outdoors and hunting.

Survivors include his son, A.J. Hufstetler of Springfield, Mo.; his daughter, Tori Davidson of Savannah; brothers, Ben Hufstetler and Almon Hufstetler of Calhoun; his sister and brother-in-law, Marzee and Stephen Carnes of Calhoun; and his grandchildren, Raina, Lyric, and Aiden. A host of close friends also survive.


A Memorial Service to honor the life of Ronnie Joseph Hufstetler was held Monday, Jan. 15 at 7 p.m. from the chapel of Max Brannon and Sons Funeral Home, with Rev. Eddie Brannon officiating.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday, from 5 p.m. until the service hour.

The family requests flowers be omitted, and instead, make contributions to help with final expenses through the funeral home website.

Condolences may be left at www.maxbrannonandsons.com. Arrangements for Ronnie Joseph Hufstetler are under the care and direction of Max Brannon and Sons Funeral Home of Calhoun.

Chris Tilton

Chris Tilton, 47, of Calhoun, passed away on Friday, Jan. 5, 2018 in a local health care facility.

Arrangements are being made by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home & Crematory, at the end of historic Missionary Ridge, Rossville.

Roy Rutledge

Mr. Roy Venson Rutledge, 87, of Calhoun, died Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018 at his home. He was born in Gordon County on Dec. 9, 1930, son of the late Harrison and Maude Stanford Rutledge. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his siblings, James Rutledge, Rex Rutledge, Jessie Rutledge, Carl Rutledge, J.B. Rutledge, Bill Rutledge, Mack Rutledge, Gladys Ruddell, Burma Swann, Wincie Harkins, and Claudine Johnson.

Mr. Rutledge was a life-long resident of Gordon County. He retired from Collins & Aikman after 27 years. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, and gardening. He was a lifetime member of Damascus Baptist Church, where he served as Trustee.

Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Kay Bearden Rutledge; his daughters and sons-in-law, Tammy and Randy Tetzlaff of Medina, Tenn., Kathy Dodd of Calhoun, and Kelly and Gary Parker of Calhoun; his grandchildren, Alex and Seth Tetzlaff, Erin Childers (Brian), Miranda Parker Pass, and Derek Parker; and his great-grandchildren, Allie and Trevor Childers, Savannah and Cooper Pass, and Athens, Carter, and Kolby Parker.


Services to honor the life of Mr. Roy Venson Rutledge will be held Saturday, Jan. 20, at 11 a.m., from Damascus Baptist Church, with Rev. Lamar Bearden and Rev. Ray Bearden officiating. Burial will follow in Fain Cemetery, with Rev. Larry Hibberts officiating. Pallbearers serving will include Michael Rutledge, Brian Childers, Derek Parker, Alex Tetzlaff, Seth Tetzlaff, and Trevor Childers. Honorary pallbearers are Roy McBrayer, Clifton Smith, Jeff Ruddell, Estes Pass, Norman Hollingsworth, Carl Adcock Virgil Slaven, and Larry Bowen.

The family will receive friends at Max Brannon and Sons Funeral Home on Friday, Jan. 19, from 5 until 8 p.m.

Condolences may be left at www.maxbrannonandsons.com. Funeral arrangements for Mr. Roy Venson Rutledge are under the care and direction of Max Brannon and Sons Funeral Home of Calhoun.