Pauline Bays Calhoun



Sumter, SC... Pauline Bays Calhoun, 99, widow of the David H. Calhoun, died on Friday, December 8, 2017 at her residence.

Born in Sandy Hook, KY, she was a daughter of the late Oscar and Lula Bays. Mrs. Calhoun was a member of Calvary Bible Church. She was active in the Lord's work; teaching Child Evangelism classes in public schools, teaching ladies' Bible study classes, leading church choirs and playing the organ for local churches. She also assisted her husband in their family owned pharmacy.

Surviving are two sons, Dr. David B. Calhoun and his wife Anne of Batavia, IL, and John H. Calhoun and his wife Eva of Sumter; one sister, Marie B. Doran of Lexington, KY; three grandchildren, Allen Calhoun and his wife Mary Ann, Isabel Farrar and her husband Jon, and Joanna Bieger and her husband Andy; four great grandchildren, Ian, Zoe, Gracie and Michael.

She was preceded in death by one son, Paul H. Calhoun; one brother, Herbert Bays; and one sister, Lou Gray.

A graveside service will be held on Monday, December 11, 2017 at 2:00 pm in the Sumter Cemetery with the Rev. Dr. Richard Harris and Rev. Robert Skinner officiating.

The family will receive friends at the home of her son, 3035 Hermitage Drive, Sumter.

Memorials may be made to Calvary Bible Church, 770 N. Wise Dr., Sumter, SC 29150 or Bible Broadcasting Network (BBN), P.O. Box 7300, Charlotte, NC 28241.

The family wishes to extend a special thank you to Agape Hospice for their loving care and support.

You may go to and sign the family’s guest book.

The family has chosen Bullock Funeral Home for the arrangements.