Sumter, SC... Pauline Bays Calhoun, 99, widow of the David H. Calhoun, died on Friday, December 8, 2017 at her residence.
Born in Sandy Hook, KY, she was a daughter of the late Oscar and Lula Bays. Mrs. Calhoun was a member of Calvary Bible Church. She was active in the Lord's work; teaching Child Evangelism classes in public schools, teaching ladies' Bible study classes, leading church choirs and playing the organ for local churches. She also assisted her husband in their family owned pharmacy.
Surviving are two sons, Dr. David B. Calhoun and his wife Anne of Batavia, IL, and John H. Calhoun and his wife Eva of Sumter; one sister, Marie B. Doran of Lexington, KY; three grandchildren, Allen Calhoun and his wife Mary Ann, Isabel Farrar and her husband Jon, and Joanna Bieger and her husband Andy; four great grandchildren, Ian, Zoe, Gracie and Michael.
She was preceded in death by one son, Paul H. Calhoun; one brother, Herbert Bays; and one sister, Lou Gray.
A graveside service will be held on Monday, December 11, 2017 at 2:00 pm in the Sumter Cemetery with the Rev. Dr. Richard Harris and Rev. Robert Skinner officiating.
The family will receive friends at the home of her son, 3035 Hermitage Drive, Sumter.
Memorials may be made to Calvary Bible Church, 770 N. Wise Dr., Sumter, SC 29150 or Bible Broadcasting Network (BBN), P.O. Box 7300, Charlotte, NC 28241.
The family wishes to extend a special thank you to Agape Hospice for their loving care and support.
You may go to www.bullockfuneralhome.com and sign the family’s guest book.
The family has chosen Bullock Funeral Home for the arrangements.
Monday December 11th, 2017
700 W Oakland Ave
Sumter, SC 29150
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Gone but not forgotten is an adage that we here spoken at times we someone dies. That is true if we have memories that we can reflect on. By doing so the person remains alive for us. Our loving heavenly Father Jehovah also has memories of those who die. This us why his son Jesus described Him as the 'God, not of the dead, but of the living.' (Mt 22:32) All those in his memories will be among those who will be awaken by Jesus from the sleep of death and be restored to life on a Paradise earth. May this resurrection hope be of comfort helping the family to look to the future with hope.
Submitted by DW on Dec 31 2017 07:34:48 AM
Calhoun family, Sincere condolences to you and your family at this time. I never knew Pauline but she was a relative of mine. She and my Mother Dorothy Bays were cousins. I recall my Mother mentioning Pauline and her sister, Marie Bays. Pauline and my Mother were born the same year. May the family and friends find comfort in knowing that our Father in Heaven give you comfort at this sad time.
Submitted by Chris Hamilton on Dec 25 2017 01:46:20 PM
"While I am sadden to learn that you are mourning the loss of your beloved Pauline, it saddens King Jesus and his Heavenly Father Jehovah even more. (Palm 83:18) Because death is an enemy that brings pain and emptiness to each family it touch, our Heavenly Father is "close" to those that grieve and feel brokenhearted as Psalm 34:18 reminds us.
As time passes, may the comfort of many shared family memories of your beloved bring greater consolation. The fact that you have memories, certainly shows that Jehovah has memories of Pauline, whose life he longs to restore to a global Paradise Earth, free from tears of sorrow, pain, suffering, sickness and death through his son King Jesus. (Revelation 21:3-4, John 5:28-29, Luke 23:43, Isaiah 33:24 and Isaiah 65:17-25). You will enjoy hearing these promises at this free website of comfort, JW.ORG and see the consoling video, "Is There Hope For The Dead?"
Submitted by Vera Elliotta on Dec 11 2017 10:10:52 AM
I want to extend my most heartfelt sympathies to you. I can hardly imagine the depth of your loss. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Melissa Weeks-Richardson, Pastor
Refreshing Springs Kingdom Outreach Ministries
Submitted by Pastor Melissa Weeks-Richardson on Dec 10 2017 09:58:32 PM
"Nanny" was the epitome of southern grace and charm. We are thankful for memories of conversations while sitting on her porch, drinking sweet tea and snacking on blueberry muffins. She will be missed, though we rejoice that she is at last with her savior!
Submitted by Dan & Kelly Payne & family on Dec 10 2017 08:38:31 PM
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Billy & Kathy Waters lit a candle on Dec 10 2017 04:41:45 PM
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