CALHOUN, Ga. -- After the tornado damage is done, there looms the decision whether to rebuild or move on. For the Jones family near the Stone Mill subdivision in Calhoun, it's a choice with which they were already struggling.
Their house was ripped off its foundation and moved into their front yard. It will have to be totally rebuilt. But it won't be the same. They had lived in that home for nine years, and have many happy memories of their son Tristan there. He died of Lou Gehrig's disease a little more than a year ago in their house. The Jones family considered moving at one point for a new start, but couldn't.
"A lot of memories from eight or nine years are in that house," said Larry Jones. "Him driving around the front yard in his ATV with the dog in the back, and I didn't want to leave, you know?"
His wife was holding onto the home as well. She considered leaving, but her other sons convinced her to stay put. They left Tristan's room just as it was when he died in his mother's arms.
"I didn't want to sell it, I wanted to stay here, but it looks like God made the decision for us," Joyce Jones said.
Her husband seemed to agree.
"I think the writing's on the wall," Jones said. "It's time to go."