|Birth: ||Jul. 15, 1870|
|Death: ||Feb. 12, 1928|
Previously buried at Hill View Cemetery, the families graves were later moved to the Callaway Family Cemetery in La Grange.
Merchant, textile manufacturer. He began his business career at the age of eight and at the age of eighteen opened "Callaway's Famous Five and Ten Cent Store," which grew into the first department store in west Georgia as, "Callaway's Famous Mammoth Department Store." His largest achievement, however, came in textile manufacturing where upon he owned nine textile mills, commonly known as Callaway Mills, in and around La Grange, Georgia. His business interests grew to include warehousing, insurance, grocery, and banking concerns. Originally buried at Hillview Cemetery, he was re-interred in the Callaway Family Cemetery on the grounds of "Hills and Dales" estate in La Grange, Troup Co., Georgia.
Fuller Earle Callaway Funeral Held Tuesday Morning
from: The LaGrange Graphic, La Grange, Georgia, Friday, February 17, 1928, p. 1:
Mr. Fuller Earle Callaway, an outstanding figure in the commercial world and recognized business genesis, died at his home, Hills and Dales, in LaGrange, Sunday morning at 8:30 o'clock. He had been in declining health for some time and despite his frail and enfeebled condition his death came suddenly and unexpectedly.
Mr. Callaway's health began in fail in 1920 while he was in the midst of some of his greatest enterprises of expansion. Realizing the strain was too great he gradually retired from active leadership of his various enterprises and entrusted these responsibilities to his son, Cason J. Callaway. He served during the last few years only in an advisory capacity, where his wisdom and experience made him invaluable.
Mr. Callaway is survived by his widow and two sons, Cason J. Callaway and Fuller E. Callaway, Jr.
Funeral Services Tuesday
Funeral services for Mr. Callaway were held Tuesday morning of this week at 10 o'clock at the First Baptist church. Rev. Walter P. Binns, pastor, conducted the services, and was assisted by Dr. Spencer Tunnell, of Smyrna, a former pastor of the First Baptist church and a close friend of Mr. Callaway's; Rev. R. E. L. Harris, of Hogansville; Dr. A. B. Vaughan, a former pastor for many years of the First Baptist church; Rev. W. W. Arnold of Greenville, and Dr. Arch C. Cree secretary of the Georgia Baptist convention.
A vast concourse of people gathered to pay homage to the city's great leader. From every walk of life they came, each bringing in his heart respect, admiration and love for a great benefactor and a wonderful business man. From all sections of the state and from many far distant cities, his friends came, each because of their desire to pay tribute to one whose life has deserved the highest encomiums.
Those who acted as ball bearers were chosen from among the executives of the Callaway organization, and included Wm. H. Turner, Jr., Hatton Laveley, I. B. Grimes, J. A. Perry, S. Y. Austin, M. M. Trotter, Boyd N. Ragsdale, James Newsome, H.C. Smith, C. W. Coleman, H. H. Barnand, Harrington J. King.
An honorary escort was composed of the directors of Mr. Callaway's organizations and the member of the Rotary Club of LaGrange. Its members were: Frank L. Asbury, Jr., George Badger, Loyd Bradfield, Henry Rurks, H. H. Childs, W. M. Clanton, Wallace Clark, W. T. Culpepper, W. L. Cleveland, E. M. Cole, Joe E. Dunton, Sanford Dunson, J. H. Edmondson, A. E. Dallas, Herman Fincher, J. R. Finn, T. O. Fisher, Paul Fleeth, H. D. Glaton, O. D. Grimes, Earl Howard, J. D. Hudson, Richard Hutchinson, Robt. Hutchinson, W. A. Holmes, Allen F. Johnson, Grady Kenington, R. C. Key, Albert Lehmann, R. O. Lee, T. J. Callaway, D. A. Leman, J. J. Milam, Harry Nooner, W. P. Phillips, C. N. Pike, H. T. Quillian, P. E. Redding, Paul Reynolds, E. F. Row, J. C. Roper, H. R. Slack, George Sargent, J. E. Traylor, C. V. Truitt, Geo. M. Traylor, G.L. Wood, Howard Wooding.
The interment took place in the family vault in Hillview Cemetery, with Hunter & Owen in charge of funeral directions.
Entire City Honors His Memory
Last Tuesday, the industries at whose head Mr. Callaway functioned, were closed for the entire day. The Elm City Cotton Mills, the Unity Cotton Mills, the Unity Spinning Mills, the Hillside Cotton Mills, the Oakleaf mills, the Rockweave Mills,the Valley Waste Mills, the Valway Rug Mills,all of LaGrange; the Manchester Cotton Mils of Manchester; the Milstead Manufacturing Co., of Milstead, Ga.; Truline, Inc., of Roanoke, Ala., suspended operations. The early morning silence that replaced the sounds of the mill whistles blowing was an effective reminder of the citywide sorrow that enshrouded LaGrange.
The Cason J. Callaway Offices were closed Tuesday, as were the LaGrange National and the LaGrange Savings Bank, of which Mr. Callaway was Chairman of the Board.
Every business house in the city closed its doors Tuesday morning from 10 until 11o'clock, and the entire populate paused in its work to thank the Omnipotent One for having permitted such a great man to walk the ways of the city.
Abner Reeves Callaway (1832 - 1898)
Sarah Jane Howard Callaway (1835 - 1878)
Ida Jane Cason Callaway (1872 - 1936)
Cason Jewell Callaway (1894 - 1961)*
Fuller Earle Callaway (1907 - 1992)*
Enoch Callaway (1853 - 1901)*
Mary Glenn Callaway Arnold (1855 - 1907)*
Howard Robert Callaway (1857 - 1927)*
Pope Francis Callaway (1865 - 1923)*
Fuller Earle Callaway (1870 - 1928)
Ely Reeves Callaway (1880 - 1956)**
Abbie Leila Callaway Allen (1883 - 1974)**
Harry Wilbourn Callaway (1884 - 1950)**
Callaway Family Cemetery
Created by: Samuel Taylor Geer
Record added: May 20, 2010
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