Otis Calhoun, 62, of Slidell, LA died June 12, 2010.
He was born Aug. 12, 1947 in Grove Hill to the late Comilla Calhoun Dickinson and Jeremiah Pugh Sr. He was a 1965 graduate from Wilson Hall High School in Grove Hill. He accepted Christ at an early age and joined the Mount Zion #2 Baptist Church. Later, he moved his membership to Franklin Avenue Baptist Church in New Orleans, LA where he was a dedicated member.
Survivors include his loving and devoted wife, Helen Chapman Calhoun; a loving daughter, Latasha Brownlee and a loving grandson, Caleb Brownlee, Theodore; two adopted grandchildren, Al’cian and Summer Tobias, Laplace, LA; father-in-law, Ernest James Chapman, Grove Hill; two brothers, Henry (Carolyn) Calhoun, Mobile; Steven (Tabatha) Pugh, Mt. Vernon; five sisters, Rose (Danny) Lanier, Alphretta, GA, Blondia Adams, McIntosh, Joe Ann (John) Adams, McIntosh, Shirley (George) Joseph, Moss Point, MS, Geraldine (Bobby) Howze, Axis; five brothers-inlaw, Jerry (Etta) Pugh, Thomasville, Rayfus (Bessie) Pugh, Coffeeville, Terrell (Denise) Pugh, Columbus, SC, Calvin Jackson, Grove Hill, Louis (Grace) Chapman, Coffeeville; two sisters-in-law, Susie Ann Pugh, Pearlene Robinson, Grove Hill; one god-daughter, Kimmie Chapman, Dallas, TX; and a host of aunts, one devoted, Carrie (Aunt Cat) Laffitte, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends, six devoted friends; Gertrude Ackers, Barbara Bell, Curtis and Sharon Brown, Paul James and Margaret Neely.
He was preceded in death by his parents, step-mother, Carrie Pearl Pugh, a sister, Millie Jane Franklin and a brother, Jeremiah Pugh Jr.
The service was June 19 at 11 a.m. at Mount Zion No. 2 Baptist Church in Grove Hill with Revs. Cory J. Pruitt and Fernell Pendleton officiating. Burial was in the Orange Hill Baptist Church Cemetery. Doyle Funeral Home of Slidell, LA and Reese Funeral Home of Thomasville directed.
Active pallbearers were Roderick Robinson, Michael Pugh Jr., Jeremy Pugh, Larry Calhoun, Freddie Love and Tracy Dickinson.
Honorary pallbearers were Paul James, Curtis Brown, Brandon Pugh and Steven Chapman.