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Ernest Howard Rankin

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Ernest Howard Rankin, 79, of Calhoun, Georgia, formerly of Dalton, Georgia passed away Monday, July 16th,at his home surrounded by his family. Ernest was born May 8th, 1939 in Dalton, Georgia to James and Viola Rankin.  On December 12th, 1966 he married Elaine Parsons in Ringgold, Georgia. He was a member of Heritage Baptist Church in Calhoun, Georgia. He retired from Rosedale after many years. Ernest loved spending time with his family, attending church, listening to Elvis, learning about history, and watching old Westerns.

Survivors include his wife, Elaine of 52 years, children and their spouses, Lisa and Chris Welch of Dalton, Cheryl and David Kloser of Acworth, and Ken and Kendra Rankin of Chattanooga ; grandchildren,  Sara and Dustin Shaw, Katie Welch, Mollie Welch, Chase and Hannah Welch, and Zachary Kloser; great- grandchildren, Jeremiah Shaw and Jude Shaw; sister-in-law, Joan Rankin, and other cousins, friends, nieces and nephews as well as his two beloved pets. 

He is preceded in death by his parents James and Viola, his brother Paul Rankin and sister Syble Rankin, special grandmother Julia Rankin; grandson Matthew Welch.

Friends and loved ones may visit from 3:00 p.m  until 4:00 p.m., Thursday, July 19th at Heritage Baptist Church with the service to immediately follow at Heritage  Baptist Church located 345 Curtis Parkway SE Calhoun, Georgia, 30701. Pastor Brent Davis will be officiating. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Heritage Baptist Church. Condolences can be left for the family at www.GeorgiaFuneralCare.com

4 Comments To "Ernest Howard Rankin"

James and Karen Brogdon On Jul 19 2018 at 6pm
Our prayers are with you all. So sorry for your loss. Ernest was a loving person. God Bless You All! Reply to this comment
Lisa Welch On Jul 23 2018 at 2pm
Thank you Jimmy he will be dearly missef
Laura whitehead On Jul 19 2018 at 2pm
Praying for Ernest family! Reply to this comment
Selina Denham On Jul 18 2018 at 2pm
My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time. May God’s peace be with each one of you. Reply to this comment
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