Whitesburg KY

Russell Calhoun, 86, succumbs

Funeral services for Russell Calhoun, 86, of Hindman, will be held today (Wednesday) in Hindman. Burial will be in Blair Cemetery in Jeremiah.

A son of the late Frank and Northa Slone Calhoun, Calhoun died June 8 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital.

He was retired as a Master Mechanic, was a U.S. Army veteran and a member of the Knott County DAV Chapter 171, and was a member of the Owens Branch United Baptist Church.

He was the widower of Linda Mae Blair Calhoun and Ruth Calhoun.

Surviving are two sons, Carl Calhoun of Hindman and Fred Whitaker of Jeremiah; five daughters, Carolyn Sue McIntyre of Morgantown, W.Va., Shelby Anna Thornsberry of Pippa Passes, Connie Ruth Fugate of Emmalena, Margaret Calhoun of Brinkley and Melissa Blair of Hindman; his sister, Esta Leemaster of Hindman; eight grandchildren, Justin, Jason, Amy, William, Malissa, Carla, Brittany and Ethan; and two great-grandchildren, Kamryn and Kennedi. He was preceded in death by great-grandchildren Jayden and Jaxon.

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