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Thelma Wheat

July 8, 1925 ~ September 29, 2018 (age 93)

Thelma Lacey Wheat, 93, of Calhoun, died Saturday, September 29, 2018. She was born in Cartersville, GA on July 8, 1925, daughter of the late Newton Coker Lacey and the late Tama McBee Lacey. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Wheat; her son, Charles Wheat; her brother, J.R. Lacey: a brother-in-law, Huey Russell; and a special aunt, Lee Etta Reece.


Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Lynn and Kenneth Holsomback of Sugar Valley; her sisters and brother-in-law, Jean Russell of Resaca, and Rita and Lewis Barrett of Woodstock; grandchildren, Toby and Mendi Holsomback, Becky Hickman, and Glenden Kelley; great-grandchildren, Laney Holsomback, Rice Holsomback, Taylor Hickman, and Lacey Hickman; a special niece, Jane Wheat Whittle; several nieces and nephews; and other relatives.


Services to honor the life of Thelma Lacey Wheat will be held Tuesday, October 2nd at 11:00 AM from Sugar Valley Baptist Church, with Rev. Mitch Phillips officiating. Music will be arranged by John Russell. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery. Pallbearers serving include Steve Wheat, Eddie Barrett, Glenden Kelley, Tommy Lacey, and Kenney Reece. Honorary pallbearers are members of her Sunday School class at Sugar Valley Baptist Church, the “Cream of the Crop”.


The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday, October 1st, from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM.


For memorials, the family suggests the American Cancer Society.


Condolences may be left at Funeral arrangements for Thelma Lacey Wheat are under the care and direction of Max Brannon and Sons Funeral Home of Calhoun.  

Donations may be made to:

American Cancer Society
P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City OK 73123
Tel: 1-800-227-2345

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