September 24,1942- July 5, 2021
On Monday July 5, 2021, Nellie “Irene” Niten Calhoun, devoted wife and mother passed away at the age of 78. She was born September 24,1942, in Patrick County, VA to the late Joseph Otto Niten and Nannie Young Niten. Mrs. Calhoun was self-employed entrepreneur where she and her family ran a family farm.
Mrs. Calhoun enjoyed, gardening and spending time with family and friends
Nellie is survived by two sons, Johnnie Dee Calhoun Jr. (Lee Ann) and Ronnie Lee Calhoun; brother, Bennie Niten (Joyce), and sisters, Allene N. Harrison (Thaxton) and Virginia “Lucille” Beasley (Frank); granddaughter, Izabella Calhoun, and step grandson, Michael Meadows.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Calhoun was preceded in death by her husband, Johnnie Calhoun Sr, two brothers Joseph Lee Niten, John A Niten (Jay), and a sister Mary Southern.
Funeral Services will be held on Sunday July 11, 2021 at 3:00 pm at Cox Needham Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Randall Smith officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Interment will follow in Calhoun Family Cemetery 1160 Calhoun Rd, Westfield NC.
Mrs. Calhoun will lie in state July 8th-10th from 8:30am - 4:30pm at Cox Needham Funeral Home
Cox-Needham Funeral Home is respectfully serving the Calhoun family. Online condolences may be made at www.coxneedham.com
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