Thurman Callaham


CHICKAMAUGA Thurman Rayburn Callaham, 77, died Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013, in a local hospital.He was a lifelong resident of North Georgia and was a Baptist. Mr. Callaham was the owner and operator of Lancaster Auto Parts from 1969 to 1997. He was a former member of the Brainerd Optimist Club, an avid drag racer and Nascar fan. Mr. Callaham was a former member of the National Hot Rod Association.He was preceded in death by parents, Vonley and Bunice Callaham; brothers, Earl and Alver; sisters, Grace, Mable, Tina and Renva.Survivors are loving wife of 50 years, Dolores Callaham; sons, Lamar (Freida) Callaham, Chickamauga, Ga., David Callaham, Rossville; daughter, Jackie Slayton, Ringgold, Ga.; sister, Faye Brown, Chickamauga; grandchildren, Brandon, Savannah Rae, Christopher, Kyle and Brittany; great-grandchildren, Corey and Brennan.Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Jeremy Fincher officiating.Interment will be in Tennessee-Georgia Memorial Park.Visit to share words of comfort with the family and view the memorial tribute.The family will receive friends from noon-8 p.m. today and 11-2 p.m. Friday at Heritage Funeral Home and Crematory, Battlefield Parkway.

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