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Harold Calmes

December 31, 1969 August 11, 2015
Harold Calmes
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Harold Bruce Calmes, 96, widower of Burnadean Pruett Calmes, died Tuesday, August 11th, 2015, at the Veteran's Home in Hazard, KY. Mr. Calmes was born Oct. 11th, 1918 in Lee County, KY. He was the son of William Bruce Calmes and Alva Goocey Calmes. He was married to Burnadean Pruett Calmes on the 24th of November, 1940, and had a loving & happy marriage for 69+ years. He was preceded in death by his wife Burnadean Pruett Calmes, a daughter-in-law Audrey Barr Calmes, a sister Juanita Calmes (and husband Harry Glenn) Thomas, a brother Herman Calmes and a sister-in-law Virginia Calmes. He is survived by one son James Gary Calmes; one grandson Juneau Calmes and wife Mary; two great grandchildren Claire and Devon ;one brother Howard Calmes; one sister-in-law Jean Calmes; four nieces; a special cousin Betty Rae Dennis Berger; several other cousins and many friends. Brother Calmes was an ordained minister for the Southern Baptist Churches, ad a member of the Salem Baptist Church in Irvine. He was active in mission work through the First Baptist Church of Irvine, and the South Lebon Baptist Church of South Lebon Ohio, he was also active in the Brotherhood work in both churches before accepting the call to the ministry in Sept. 1962, at which he served for 30 years. He was pastor at Valley View Mission for five years in Estill County, also pastor at Salem Baptist Church in Estill County for five years, before he was called to be pastor fo Singelton Baptist Church in Singleton Texas, he also pastored at Stone Coal Baptist in Lee County, and Wind Cave Baptist in Jackson County. He was one of 15 men who was active in starting and supporting Ivory Hill Baptist in Estill County, in 1947 & 1948. He and his dear wife made many friends in Texas, Ohio and Kentucky, and he leaves behind many friends even today. He dear wife was always by his side, willing to go where ever he felt led to go. She was a faithful wife and mother, and the wife God called her to be. When he and his wife married, Nov 24th, 1940, they became what God said in his word, they became one flesh in the Lord to love each other and serve the Lord, until death did them part. He was faithful, as a good shepherd of his church, he loved to visit his people, and the lost souls of his field of service, and he loved to sing praises unto the Lord, and he loved his church. He was a veteran of WWII, and a member of the DVA. Services will be held Saturday, August 15th, 2:00 pm at Lewis Funeral Home, with Bro. Jerry Smith officiating. Friends may call after 11:00 am until service time. Burial will follow in the West Irvine Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Billy Cooper, Bill Smyth, Don Collier, Juneau Calmes, Leonard Harvis, and Charlie Park.


2:00 pm Saturday, August 15th, 2015

Lewis Funeral Home


11:00 am until 2:00 pm Saturday, August 15th, 2015��

Lewis Funeral Home

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