James R. Calhoun, 90 Former Prince Edward County Resident Dies

Published 3:37 pm Friday, August 6, 2010

GREECE, Jan. 12 James Richard Calhoun, 90, formerly of Prince Edward County, died on Saturday, October 10, 2009, at his home in Athens, Greece. Born on June 14, 1919, he was the son of the late Thomas Addison and Maude Allen Calhoun. He had been a member of College Presbyterian Church, Hampden Sydney.

After graduation from Farmville High School, Mr. Calhoun enlisted in the Army Air Corps, serving in the Pacific during World War II. After the war he attended the University of Idaho and the University of Washington on the G. I. Bill. He worked on U.S. foreign-aide projects, as an architect and supervisor designing bridges, in Arabia, Vietnam, Somalia, and Indonesia. After retirement he divided his time between Greece and the home of his brother, the late A. Allen Calhoun, of Darlington Heights.

He is survived by his wife, Anna S. Calhoun of Athens; two daughters, Madlene E. Calhoun of Athens and Marianna C. Paralousi of Rhodes; and two grandchildren. In the U.S. his survivors include a brother and sister-in-law, Henry W. and Katharine J. Calhoun of Glen Allen; niece, Anne Calhoun of Baltimore, MD; seven nephews, Thomas Calhoun of Reno, NY, Philip and Jonathan Calhoun of Richmond, David Calhoun of Birmingham, AL, Andrew Calhoun of Philadelphia, PA, Allen Calhoun of Lynchburg, and James Calhoun of Meherrin; three great-nieces; eight great-nephews, and several cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother and sister-in-law, A. Allen and Isabelle H. Calhoun.

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Mr. Calhoun was cremated. A memorial service will be announced at a later date.