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Thomas Funeral Home
Thursday May 18th, 2017

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Barbara Sue Holbert

Barbara Sue Holbert, age 76, of Calhoun, passed away on Monday, May 15, 2017 at Kindred Hospital in Rome. Sue was born on January 13, 1941 to the late Buford Holbert and Pearl Keener Holbert. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Bill Holbert and his wife Joyce; and sister, Agnes Cornwell and her husband Charles. Sue was a member of Bethesda Baptist Church and had taught school in Gordon County and surrounding counties in her lifetime. She received her degree from Berry College and Masters from Georgia Southern. Sue is survived by a special friend, Pearley Chastain; two brothers, Cicero Holbert and his wife Carolyn of Calhoun, and Tom Holbert of Kingsport; Many nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral Services will be conducted on Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 11:00 AM from the Chapel of Thomas Funeral Home with Reverend Wesley Hunt officiating. Burial will follow in Fain Cemetery with the Reverend David Nix in charge of graveside services.Pallbearers serving will be nephews, Wade Holbert, Rusty Holbert, Gilbert Holbert, Kevin Cornwell, Chad Cornwell, Todd Holbert, Hunter Holbert and Drew Holbert. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Thomas Funeral Home. You may leave the family online condolences at www.thomasfuneralhomecalhoun.com Thomas Funeral Home is in Charge of the arrangements for Barbara Sue Holbert.

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I never got a chance to thank her for being an extraordinary teacher. I was hoping to find her on social media, so I could thank her. However, I found her obituary instead. I'm saddened that I will never be able to tell her.

Mark Collins Apr 4 2019 11:27 PM

Sue was such an important part of our lives. We talked hours about our families and good past times. Sue loved her family and Pearly very much. Despite her much-achieved education, she never left her roots and was kind to everyone. We'll never forget her rich vocabulary and our favorite Sue expressions-"Pardon my abrupt halt" and"Performing my ablutions." We extend love and sympathy to Cicero, Tommy, Pearley, Carolyn and to all Sue's nieces and nephews. She loved you dearly.

Bentley and Sara Fallis May 18 2017 7:20 AM

To Sue's family and Pearley, Bentley and I extend our sympathy, love, and prayers. May God bless and comfort you all. Sue and I were friends for over 50 years.We knew and loved each other's families. She introduced me to my husband. We went to Berry College and Georgia Southern together. We taught together at South Cobb High. We were room mates with my other 50-year friend Loretta Hamby. Sue was my go- to person when things were not so good. She had an incredible sense of humor and could make anyone laugh. Her vocabulary was phenomenal.As students would say,"You don't need a dictionary with Miss Holbert around." Sue made the world a better place by just being herself, sharing her outlook on life many times through humor, and showing compassion and kindness to others. I will be so lost without her. She will always have a special place in my heart because within our hearts and in our memories, those we love remain with us always.

Sara P Fallis May 17 2017 7:35 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Barbara Holbert

Wanda Davis May 17 2017 11:07 AM

Sue, Sara Fallis, and I graduated from Berry College together. We got jobs at South Cobb High School and taught together. We eventually shared an apartment. I got to know the Holbert family and visited them more than once. Sue, Sara, and I also got to know the Keener family, Sue's relatives in Marietta. Ruby Keener would cook for us, her Dad, and her sister and brother-in-law, Margie and Leonard Romans. Ruby cooked the best meals which we ate around the kitchen table. We laughed and just had a good time. Sue, Sara, Sara's husband Bentley, Margie, Leonard, and I have keep in touch all these years and have had a true lifelong friendship. Sue was an English teacher and had an extraordinary vocabulary. She had a wonderful sense of humor. Most importantly, Sue was a Christian. My sympathy goes out to Cicero, Carolyn, Tommy, the extended family, and Pearley. Sue will surely be missed. Loretta Hamby

Loretta Hamby May 16 2017 9:09 PM

When Sue came to Cobb County to teach after graduation from Berry College. My older sister Ruby sort of adopted, Sue, Sarah and Loretta. We spent many happy hours with them over good food and conversation. Sue was a cousin that I really got to know at this time. Sue was elegant and proper, but she also loved to laugh. I will never forget Sue and the fun times we all had. Good memories and much love are wished for her special friend Pearly and her brothers, sister in law, and all the nieces and nephews. Sue may you rest in sweet peace. Your 2nd cousin and friends, Margie and Leonard Romans

Margie Romans May 16 2017 8:07 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Barbara Holbert

Donna Parker May 16 2017 6:31 PM

Sue was such a pleasure to be around. I worked with her at Kmart for the short time she worked there. She was always happy with nice things to say & ask about my family. I know she will be missed . God be with Pearly & her family & friends.

Donna Parker May 16 2017 6:30 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Barbara Holbert

Donnie Jones May 16 2017 5:37 PM