Mrs. Eloise Duck Calhoun, 78, of Stockbridge, passed away on Monday, Dec. 31, 2012. She was employed by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution as a courier for several years. She is preceded in death by her father, James Duck; husband, Talmadge Calhoun; two brothers, Howard and Shelton Duck and sister Wynnell Duck.

Those left to cherish her memory are her mother, Pearl Duck; children, Wayne, David and Connie Calhoun, all of Stockbridge; siblings, Clyde Duck, of Palmetto, Billy Duck, of Cartersville, Margaret Scott, of Jonesboro, Grady Duck, of Stockbridge, Paul Duck, of Riverdale, Wendell Duck, of Lavonia, and Shirley Riddle, of Griffin; 16 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews and several close friends. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday, Jan. 2, from 6-8 p.m. The funeral service will be held at the chapel of the funeral home, Thursday, Jan. 3.

Tara Garden Chapel, 681 North Avenue, Jonesboro, Ga. 30236 is in charge of the arrangements. 770-471-7171.