November 27, 2012

Arlin D. Conner

— Mr. Arlin D. Conner, 66, of Calhoun, departed this life Monday afternoon, Nov. 26, 2012, at his home under hospice care.

Arlin was born June 22, 1946, in Fannin County, a son of the late Paul Frank and Pauline Pulliam Conner. He was also preceded in death by a son, Richard Conner, and two brothers, Eugene Conner and James Conner.

Arlin was a Christian and attended Heritage Baptist Church. He loved gospel music and had several singing groups over the years, most recently “The Master’s Three.” Arlin was a very successful businessman and was the founder of the Calhoun Auto Auction. He loved fast cars and anything to do with racing. He was an avid NASCAR fan and loved drag racing. He raced many years at North Georgia Speedway and several other tracks.

He is survived by his daughters and son-in-law, Ashley Conner of Calhoun, Angela D. and David Plumley of Dalton; son and daughter-in-law, Timothy and Kristy Conner of Dalton; grandchildren, Zach Plumley, and Morgan and Josh Roberts; great-grandson, Ranger Roberts; sisters and brother-in-law, Sissy and R.B. Buttrum of Calhoun, and Coleen Wilson of Dalton; brothers and sisters-in-law, Jim and Trish Conner of Dalton, Ray Conner and Avery Conner, both of Chatsworth, Eddie and Linda Conner, and Terry and Nancy Conner, all of Calhoun; lifelong family friend, Nancy Helton of Knoxville; and many special nieces and nepehws.

Services to celebrate the life of Mr. Arlin D. Conner will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. at Ponders Calhoun Chapel with the Rev. Delmar Davenport officiating. He will be laid to rest at Haven of Rest Cemetery with his close family serving as pallbearers. His nephews will serve as honorary pallbearers.

The family will receive friends at Ponders Calhoun Chapel today from 4 to 10 p.m. and Thursday from 10 a.m. until the service hour.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at

Arrangements are by Ponders Funeral Home, Calhoun Chapel, 675 Jolley Road, Calhoun; (706) 625-7577.