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Oleta Ann Henderson Stewart Calabrese

Birth
Rodentown, DeKalb County, Alabama, USA
Death 15 Oct 2015 (aged 86)
Georgia, USA
Burial Marietta, Cobb County, Georgia, USA
Memorial ID 153861000 · View Source
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Oleta Ann Stewart Henderson Calabrese passed away in the early morning hours of Thursday, October 15, 2015 after battling Parkinson's disease for over 26 years. Born June 6, 1929 in Rodentown, Alabama to Maisie Davis Stewart and James Bryan Stewart, she grew up in Boaz, AL and later in Dalton, GA. She graduated from Dalton High School with the class of 1946. It was there that she met and married Truman Troy Henderson. Years after Truman's death, Ann's second marriage was to Alex Calabrese of Orlando, Florida. Ann's later years were spent in Arab, Alabama and most recently at Delmar Gardens of Smyrna, GA. Ann was a child of the Depression and knew the value of hard work. As a child, she picked cotton for 10 cents a bag after school. She became a telephone operator in Dalton working secretly under legal age. After marriage and moving her family to Smyrna, Georgia, she owned AAA Flower Shoppe during the 1960's and later became Head Designer at Heeney Company in Atlanta. Her artistic talent continued throughout her next decades and won awards in local arts and craft fairs in Georgia and Florida. Her passion for artistic expression and creation continued until the end of her days despite physical hindrances. Ann is survived by her children Rodney Stuart Henderson, Wanda Henderson Crane and Sonya Henderson Ingle, her sister Faynelle Ramlow, and several grand and great grand children. A memorial service will be held graveside at the Marietta National Cemetery on Wednesday, October 21 at 11:00 AM. Flowers may be sent to Carmichael Funeral Home in Smyrna, GA.


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  • Created by: Dan Ryan
  • Added: 17 Oct 2015
  • Find A Grave Memorial 153861000
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Oleta Ann Henderson Stewart Calabrese (6 Jun 1929–15 Oct 2015), Find A Grave Memorial no. 153861000, citing Marietta National Cemetery, Marietta, Cobb County, Georgia, USA ; Maintained by Dan Ryan (contributor 47117489) .