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Velma Rials Calhoun

WISNER — Graveside service for Velma Rials Calhoun, 76, of Vidalia, will be held at Holly Grove Cemetery in Wisner, at 1 p.m. on Monday, April 13, 2020, officiated by Bishop Gary Howington, under the direction of Young’s Funeral Home.

Velma was born May 29, 1943, in Wisner, and passed away April 8, 2020, in Ferriday. Velma was the youngest of eleven children. She attended Pentecostals of The Miss Lou. Mrs. Velma was known as a person who loved everyone. She was known as “Granny” to many. Velma loved to paint and craft, work in her yard and listen to old country gospel music.

Velma was preceded in death by husband, Bobby Calhoun; parents, Thomas Jefferson Rials and Maudie Elizabeth Martin Rials; seven brothers, Carl Rials, Bee Rials, Thurman Rials, Ferrell Rials, Luke Rials, Hezzie Rials, and J.Q. Rials; and three sisters, Carrie Hawkins, June Rials and Annie White.

Those left to cherish her memory are her son, Ronnie Calhoun & Melissa Vaughn of Natchez; daughter Carrie Rena Calhoun of Vidalia; niece Sue Freeman of Ferriday; She raised two grandsons, Jay Calhoun and Brittany Kennedy of Vidalia, and Casey Calhoun and wife Melissa of Vidalia. Also survived by her grandchildren- Harley Rawles, Owen Currie, Ryland McClung, Watson Calhoun and Macy Chafton.

Honorary pallbearers are Jame Tullos, Jerod Welch, Jeffrey Ferguson, Pate Shirley, Aaron Forbess, Terrance Guillory, and Tommy Rials.