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James Carl Wilson

February 4, 1945 — January 29, 2022

James Carl Wilson

The Reverend James Carl Wilson, age 75, of Calhoun died in Advent Health-Gordon  Saturday, January 29th after several weeks of illness.


James was born in Gordon County, February 4, 1945, a son of the late James A. Garfield Wilson and Mattie Lee Sexton Wilson. He had been employed as a Deputy Sheriff for the past few years: 12 years with the Gordon County Sheriff’s Department, and more recently with the Bartow County Sheriff’s Department for the pass 19 years. James was an ordained minister and had served as pastor of the Hinton Baptist Church. James was a member of the Pickens Star Lodge and was a Master Mason and a Royal Arch Mason.


James is survived by his wife, Annette Wilson of Calhoun; three daughters, Teena Talley and her husband Reverend Mark Talley of Dalton, Tammy Cook and her husband Scott of Calhoun, Tara Cole and her husband Shawn of Calhoun; 10 grandchildren, Justin West and his wife, Sydney, Meagan West, Brittany Ricker and her husband Coy, Haley Burchett and her husband Bobby, Emily Cook , Gracie Cook, Caleb Talley, Trey Burgess and his wife Julie, Rhett Burgess, Ryan Burgess, Alley and Molly; 2 great grandchildren, Olivia West and Georgia Claire Ricker.


Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, February 2, 4:00 PM, at the Chapel of Thomas Funeral Home with the Reverend Moss Fountain officiating. Interment will be in Fain Cemetery. Grandsons, a nephew Greg Walker and friend Randy Connley will serve as pallbearers. Masonic graveside rites will be conducted by the Pickens Star Masonic Lodge F&AM and other area Masons.


The Wilson family will receive friends from 5:00 until 8:00 PM at the funeral home on Tuesday.


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