Thursday, September 9, 2010

Virginia Cartledge Calloway

Mrs. Virginia Cartledge Calloway, 85, died Wednesday, September 8, 2010, at Bedford Care Center in Marion, MS. Graveside services will be held at 1:00 P.M. Saturday, September 11th, at Memorial Park Cemetery in Louisville, with Rev. Mike Childs officiating. Interment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from Saturday from 12 noon till 1:00 PM at Porter Funeral Home.

Mrs. Calloway was born November 20, 1924, in Winona, MS. She attended Wood Jr. College, and graduated with a B.A. from Mississippi College. She taught elementary school in Sidon, Drew, and Fernwood, MS, and in Birmingham and Decatur, AL. She taught high school English in Merigold, MS. She also taught homebound children in for hospice ministries in Birmingham, AL.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Vera Powell and Reginald D. Cartledge, Sr., sisters, Louise Leber, Nan Henry, and Marion Hall; brothers, Reginald Cartledge, Jr., and Robert Sydney Cartledge, Sr., a niece, Jennifer Henry, and nephews, Liston E. Cartledge, Jr., and Robert Daniel Henry.

She is survived by her husband, Dean Calloway of Meridian, MS; a brother, Liston E. “Bo” Cartledge, Sr. of Mobile, AL; brother-in-law, Dr. J. E. (Edwina) Calloway of Louisville, MS; nieces, Rebecca Taylor of Wiggins, MS, Susan Henry Low of Vienna, VA, Nancy Henry Yegge of San Antonio, TX, Kim Cartledge Munoz of Alachua, FL, Mary Cartledge Caddell of Mobile, AL, Holly Virginia Cartledge of Mobile, AL, and Amy Hall Irvin of Starkville, MS; nephews Rev. Hal Hall of Madison, MS, Robert Sydney Cartledge, Jr. of Chattanooga, TN, and David Small Cartledge of Homewood, AL; and several grand nieces and grandnephews.

The family requests memorials be may be made to the Mennonite Disaster Service, 1018 Main Street, Akron, PA, 17501-9983.