|Birth: ||Oct. 6, 1864|
|Death: ||Dec. 3, 1901|
MRS. CALLAWAY DEAD.
The News a Shock to the Community
from: The Augusta Chronicle, Augusta, Georgia,Wednesday, December 4, 1901, p. 8:
A week ago friends of Judge Callaway were congratulating him upon the arrival of a little baby girl in his home, and yesterday evening they were shocked and grieved at the sad intelligence of Mrs. Callaway's death.
Though she had not rallied and regained strength as the doctors had hoped for, there was no apprehension of serious results until there was a sudden turn for the worse yesterday and she sank rapidly. When the news spread rapidly through the community last night that Mrs. Callaway was dead, it was a shock to many friends.
Judge Callaway has the sincere sympathy of the community. No man in it enjoys more fully its respect and confidence, and his bereavement gives genuine sorrow to all classes.
Mrs. Callaway was a daughter of the late Major George Jones, formerly of Alabama, where she was born, but for years a resident of Newnan, Ga., where she was married. Her father died at Judge Callaway's home in Augusta a year or so ago, and her mother and younger brother, Mr. Calhoun Jones, resided with her. Another brother, Mr. Irvine Jones, is in Guthrie, Ky., and as it was impossible for him, and other relatives to be notified in time to reach here tomorrow the funeral will be postponed until tomorrow and announcement will be made later of the hour and other arrangements.
Mr. and Mrs. Callaway had recently built a new home on the Sand Hills, and everything was arranged for her comfort and happiness. She was a devoted wife and mother, and presided with womanly dignity in her home. She was gracious in manner and made friends of all who knew her. To the bereaved husband, mother and household the sympathy of the community is extended.
One of the saddest deaths that has afflicted any community was that of Mrs. E. H. Callaway of Summerville, Richmond county, on Tuesday evening last.
The home is blighted and desolate by the blow which fell when there was not a breath af warning. Around the fireside of this most lovely home now there is nothing but sorrow and bitter tears.
For years Mrs. Callaway lived here and was one of the most admired and beloved women of this community.
A gentler bred and a sweeter character never ripened into womanhood.
In the meridian of the flawless life she was suddenly stricken and a young matron honored, respected and loved by all, passed into the silent halls of the Great Beyond, leaving the purest memory for all to cherish.
The burial services were held at Summerville in Richmond county, on Thursday morning last and a large number of friends and acquaintances, manifesting their deep sympathy for the family and admiration for the deceased, attended the last sad rites, many of them were from Waynesboro.
The Daughters of the Confederacy met yesterday and held a memorial service to her, their first president.
The True Citizen newspaper, December 7, 1901
Enoch Howard Callaway (1862 - 1932)*
Catherine Callaway Lee (1891 - 1990)*
Brantly Callaway (1892 - 1946)*
Gena Jones Callaway Merry (1901 - 1980)*
She was an affectionate and devoted daughter, sister, wife and mother, pure in heart, refined in manner, faithful in duty, and a noble christian woman.
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Originally Created by: Diana B
Record added: Aug 20, 2009
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