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Donna Cheryl Elmore

October 27, 1953 — March 25, 2022

Donna Cheryl Elmore

Donna Cheryl Elmore, age 68, of Calhoun, passed away Friday afternoon March 25th, at AdventHealth Gordon surrounded by family.


Donna was born October 27, 1953, in Whitfield County, daughter of the late Rubena Crider Pritchett. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from West Georgia College and began her 40-year career as a Registered Nurse, spending more than 20 years with Hamilton Medical Center. Prior to retirement Donna was employed with U.S. Renal Care. She was a diehard Alabama football fan and a staunch political conservative. Donna loved learning, especially about history. Donna was a true American patriot, and was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She was an accomplished long-distance runner and competed in several marathons.   


Besides her mother she was preceded in death by her grandparents, Winfrey and Amy Crider.


She is survived by her husband of 38 years, Francis Ray Elmore Jr.; one daughter, Shelley Elmore Olson and her husband Gary of Dalton; one son, Daniel Henderson of Oklahoma; her brother, Glenn Ray Pritchett and his wife Pam of Raleigh, North Carolina; one sister, Jana Pritchett of Cohutta, Georgia; two grandchildren, Rachael Olson Johnson and her husband Zachary of Dalton and Blake Olson and his wife Brandi of Calhoun; two great-grandchildren, Leah Johnson and River Olson; her best friend, Jane Harrison also survives. 


A private celebration of Donna’s life will be held for immediate family.


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Thomas Funeral Home is proud to have been entrusted with the care of Donna Cheryl Elmore.   





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