Barbara Jean Calkins (1935 - 2018)

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Barbara Jean Calkins, 82, of Supply passed away on Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018, in the Wellstar of Kennestone Hospital in Marietta, Ga.
Barbara was born in Syracuse, N.Y., Dec. 16, 1935, to the late James Martin and Iva Dillabough Martin. She spent most of her adult life being an excellent mother and wife of a U.S. Marine. She spent her life caring for others and for the last 14 years was a volunteer for both the Brunswick Community Hospital and the Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center. She was very proud of her latest award, The Lifetime Achievement Award, presented to her by President Donald Trump just this year celebrating her commitment to the nation through 4,000 hours of volunteer service. Barbara was also a proud member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary and the Women of the Moose. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Fred Martin.
Surviving are her loving husband of 63 years, U.S.M.C., Master Sgt. (Ret.) John N. Calkins; a sister, Shirley Heffernan of Shallotte; a son, Martin Calkins and wife Beverly of Marietta, Ga.; a daughter, Cindy Jo Peaden and husband Paul of Shallotte; three grandchildren, Matthew Gural, Tyler Calkins and Ashley Peaden.
A celebration of life service will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 31, in the White Funeral Home chapel.
The family held a visitation, Tuesday, Oct. 30, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Online condolences are encouraged and may be offered at www.whitefuneralservicesupply.com
Published in The Brunswick Beacon on Nov. 1, 2018
Arrangements under the direction of:
White Funeral and Cremation Service
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