Rebecca Allen Calhoun Obituary, Death – Mrs. Rebecca Allen Calhoun, 67, of Tallapoosa, Georgia, died on June 8, 2023. She was born in Cedartown, Georgia on August 28, 1955 to the late Richard D. Allen, Sr. and Betty Lou Roberts Calhoun. She was predeceased by her husband, Charles B. Calhoun, Jr., her brother, Richard D. Allen, Jr., and her brother in law, Michael Keene, in addition to her parents. For Rebecca Calhoun, being a teacher and a mother were inextricably linked, as essential to her everyday life as breathing. For 37 years, she was mother and teacher to countless expanding brains who passed through the hallways of Haralson County schools, and at home, she helped her children thrive from grade school all the way to their individual Master’s degrees.
She was a superb pianist as well as a math specialist, and she frequently performed piano for local churches. Rebecca was also an excellent cook, producing rich and wholesome dishes to nourish her family’s bodies as well as their minds; her culinary skills will be dearly missed. She also enjoyed gardening, and was a lifetime lover of roses, irises, tulips, and, of course, Tallapoosa’s famous dogwoods, of which she had numerous. Rebecca loved to laugh and a good joke, and her love of comedy helped mold her children’s sense of humor and ability to find joy in life no matter what, and we are grateful for that insight now.
Caroline Calhoun-King and Rowan Calhoun-King of Athens, GA, Robert Calhoun and Elizabeth Bollen of Northport, AL, and Bryan Calhoun of Atlanta, GA survive her; sisters and brother in law, Claire Keene of Knoxville, TN and Robbye and Dale Drane of McDonough, GA; brother and sister in law, Wayne and Cindy Allen of Villa Rica, GA; brothers and sisters in law, Cary and Lane Calhoun of
A memorial ceremony will be held in the Miller Funeral Home Dogwood Chapel on Saturday, June 17, 2023 at 3:00PM. The family will greet visitors in the chapel beginning at 1:00PM and continuing until the service hour.In lieu of flowers, the family begs that donations be given in Mrs. Calhoun’s memory to the American Cancer Society.