Brenda Calhoun Grinar, age 67, of Crossnore, North Carolina passed away on Friday, July 14, 2017 at Novant Brunswick Medical Center in Bolivia, NC. 

She was born on August 17, 1949 in Avery County, to the late William “Bill” Calhoun and Beulah Johnson Calhoun. She was a member of the Chestnut Dale Baptist Church. Brenda was a Respiratory Therapist at Sloop and Cannon Hospitals until her retirement. Brenda loved to go on road trips in her RV and seeing the many sites that our Country has to offer. She was an avid lover of animals, was artistic and loved working in her yard. 
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Jerry William Calhoun. 
Brenda leaves behind to cherish her memory her: Step-son, James Lee Thompson and wife, Melanie, and their daughter Elizabeth; Niece, Wendy Reams, husband Daniel, and their children, Kyla and Riker, of Waynesville, NC. Niece, Quincy Childers and daughter Alexa of Knoxville, TN. Beloved Chihuahua, Angel. 
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at 3:00 pm from the Grandfather Chapel of Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home. Interment will follow in the Fork Mountain Cemetery. The family will receive friends beginning at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home. 
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The care of Brenda and family has been entrusted to Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home of Newland.
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