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Lola Russell Callaway
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Birth: Sep. 20, 1887
New Hope
Randolph County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Jul. 12, 1975
Stanly County
North Carolina, USA

Lola was the daughter of Edmund Clarke And Mary Sexton Russell.
She married Union Callaway and they had one son, Williiam "Bill" Edmund Callaway.
Union died young and Lola never remarried. She wore "widow's black" the rest of her life.
She and Union built their house next door to his grocery store.
She bought a grand piano for Bill to learn to play.
Bill would pay his cousin, Maxine Russell, a nickel to bang on the piano so his mother, Lola, would think he was practicing.
The piano was never moved after it was brought into the house. When Lola died, all her nieces and nephews had been promised the piano. She couldn't say "no" so she promised it to all of them.
She always gave all her relatives's children a dollar for passing their grade each year. At Christmas she sent each family a huge box filled with knitted gloves, sweaters and scarves, for the little ones she did "booties" and small sweaters and caps.
She and her sister Dizie also helped to send some of their neices and nephews to college.
Her son, Bill, attended the University of North Carolina, as long as she could keep him there. He was drafted into the Army during WWII and never went back.
She was quite hard of hearing but would not wear her hearing aid, one time I went over and she was watching TV without the sound. I asked her if she wanted me to turn up the volume, she said, "no," it's too noisy.
What a lady! 
Fairview Memorial Park
Stanly County
North Carolina, USA
Created by: Roger L. Russell
Record added: Aug 16, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 29074564
Lola <i>Russell</i> Callaway
Added by: Roger L. Russell
Lola <i>Russell</i> Callaway
Added by: Roger L. Russell
Lola <i>Russell</i> Callaway
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- Blueroses
 Added: Dec. 12, 2014
Lola gave all to her family. She will always be remembered.
- Roger L. Russell
 Added: Aug. 17, 2008

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