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The Legacy Continues from Generation to Generation. We the Calhoun-Rush-McCauley Family are foremost God-fearing, strong and diverse people. We were born to believe in God and in ourselves. We cherish our background and the forefathers that came before us. The legacy that they left us is unique in that it defines who we are as people. We have so many different personalities in our family but we share the common bond of integrity. We are proud and we are loving. Our motto is if you are a Calhoun-Rush-McCauley, you are somebody! Not that we are bragging, but this has been the motto for years, I don't know if it started with my aunts Mary Ruth Calhoun Cook and Maudie C. Calhoun Boykins, but it is here to stay! Love you family History about Coweta County: Early settlements in Coweta included Calico Corner (Grantville), Willow Dell (Senoia – named after William McIntosh’s mother,) Bullsboro and the county seat of Newnan, established in 1828. A little history about the Blackjack/Turin area where most of our ancestors lived. Paris Hill School in Blackjack was in existance from about 1926 to 1949. The principal was Leroy Norwood born 9/19/17 and died 2/22/2008 buried at Mt. Prospect Cemetery, Moreland, GA, (Mrs. Louise McGunity Rush's brother). Mrs. Eloise Thompson (born 11-21-19 and died 6/24/02 buried at Eastview Cemetery) was a teacher at the school. Walter B. Hill Industrial School in Turin next to China Grove Baptist Church was started about 1927. It closed around 1953 when Eastside opened. Mrs. Freddie Wortham was principal with seven teachers and 80 or 90 students. It provided some of the best education for blacks in the form of vocational classes. It is a Rosenwald School. Haralson School had four teachers; one was Mrs. Freddie R. Wortham. Alice Mae Strozier Spear, was a teacher. There were about 50 students and 7 grades. Shoal Creek school which was in Shoal Creek Baptist Church merged with Walter B. Hill. Calhoun is a surname of Scottish and Irish origin. New Hope AME Church - was the church of Jimmie Lou Rush Calhoun. The original New Hope was blown to the ground in a tornado in 1945. Killed were Willie Warner and Vonya Calhoun at their home on Glazier Road in Haralson, GA. White Oak Baptist Church - was Lewis Calhoun's church. Located near the New Hope AME Church, it was also torn up in the same storm. White Oak was rebuilt before New Hope. Willie Warner and his granddaughter Vonya Calhoun's funeral was held outside the White Oak Baptist Church (the old White Oak where the cemetery is located in Haralson, GA). White Oak has since moved to the Blackjack Community on Gordon Road. Roscoe Jenkins Funeral Home - Roscoe Jenkins Funeral Home was founded by Roscoe Conklin Jenkins in 1911. He was a strong believer in honesty, integrity and treating everyone with respect. He later married Octavia Smith Jenkins. Together, they continued to touch the lives of many and contributed greatly to the civic, religious, and educational life of this and surrounding communities. Mr. Roscoe Jenkins died July 8, 1964 after a long distinguished career in the funeral industry. Mrs. Octavia Jenkins and their daughter, Ms. Octavia Jenkins Mahone continued the legacy of the founder after his death. Mrs. Octavia Smith Jenkins died May 17, 1992. She was a virtuous woman who was the epitome of strength, courage, and grace. Her significant contributions to the community were numerous. Ms. Octavia Jenkins Mahone became sole proprietor after the death of her mother. She maintains and upholds the distinct morals and values instilled by her parents. On January 1, 2007, Ms. Octavia Jenkins Mahone, and her daughter, Mrs. Jacquelyn Mahone Flowers, and family friend, Mrs. Linette Horris Ward became owners of Roscoe Jenkins Funeral Home, Inc. The partnership will continue to maintain the principles and professionalism of Roscoe and Octavia Jenkins. In addition, the partners look forward to serving the community, and the surrounding areas throughout the entire state of Georgia. Roscoe Jenkins Funeral Home has been blessed to render over ONE HUNDRED YEARS of uninterrupted, professional funeral service to the citizens of Coweta County and surrounding areas. The owners of Roscoe Jenkins Funeral Home, Inc. look forward to continuing the legacy for many years to come. Rising Star was an elementary school for our earlier ancestors and Eastside Elementary as well (Eastside opened in 1955). If you would like to contact me regarding this website, please email me at email@example.com