Allene Durham Callaway

Born: Mon., Dec. 27, 1937
Died: Tue., Oct. 18, 2011

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Allene Durham Callaway, age 73, of Union Point, GA, died Tuesday, October 18, 2011 at Greene Point Healthcare and Rehab. A native of Taliaferro County, Mrs. Callaway was born December 27, 1937, the daughter of the late Imogene Harper (Durham) Bass and Wesley Allen Durham. She was also preceded in death by her stepmother, Mattie Lou Durham Wood and her daughter, Cathy Callaway Gardner. As a child she grew up and attended school in Crawfordville at Alexander H. Stephens Institute. She married James Samuel Callaway on December 9, 1957 in Siloam, Georgia. For the last forty-two years, they have made their home in Union Point. She was a seamstress for Thomas Textile in Union Point and Style Right in Woodville. As an active member of the First Baptist Church of Union Point, she enjoyed all of the church activities and being a part of the WMU. Her family and church were very important in her life. She was a wonderful seamstress and also enjoyed reading.

In addition to her husband, James S. Callaway of Union Point, GA, she is survived by a daughter, Shirley Blakely and husband Ronny of Murray, KY; two sons, Tim Callaway and wife Andrea of Warthen, GA and Todd Callaway and wife Tammy of Woodville, GA; two sisters, Patsy Powell and Mary Scoggins and husband James both of Siloam, GA; a brother, Walter Hoyt Durham of Orange Park, FL; ten grandchildren, Michael Blakely of Murray, KY, Kristie Freeman and husband Nathan of Benton, KY, Roxanne Mize and husband Dan of Greensboro, GA, Chelsie Neibert of Woodville, GA, Clay Goss and wife Lisa of Winder, GA, Travis Goss and wife Laurie of Athens, GA, Michael Beard and wife Anita of Manahawkin, NJ, Chris Callaway and wife Stephanie of Sandersville, GA, Corry Callaway and wife Anna of Sandersville, GA and Craig Callaway and Kaitlin Jackson of Warthen, GA; fifteen great grandchildren, Greyson and Hayden Goss of Winder, GA, Kaylei Smith and Cason Neibert of Woodville, GA, Emily Mize of Greensboro, GA, Nicole and Hudson Callaway of Sandersville, GA, Jessica and Tyler Blakely and Dylan and Kara Freeman of Benton, KY and Ansleigh, Caleb, Riley and Liam Goss of Athens, GA; and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, October 22, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at the First Baptist Church, 206 Thornton Street, Union Point, GA 30669 with Rev. Harry Michael officiating. Interment will follow at Greenlawn Cemetery, Rhodes Street, Union Point, GA 30669. Serving as pallbearers are Clay Goss, Travis Goss, Chris Callaway, Craig Callaway, Corry Callaway, Michael Blakely and Michael Beard. Honorary pallbearers are Jeff Smith and Nathan Freeman. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Friday night at Callaway Funeral Home. Callaway Funeral Home, 208 N. Rhodes Street, Union Point, GA 30669 (706) 486-4138, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at to sign the online guest register.

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Stacy & Sally Adams
   Posted Thu October 20, 2011
Ms. Allene was such a sweet lady and will be missed my many. Remembering you all in our thoughts and prayers.

Claire Kelly Smith and Shirley Haynes
   Posted Thu October 20, 2011
Sending our thoughts and prayers..may you all cherish and remember the precious memories you have of her.

Mike & Stacy English
   Posted Fri October 21, 2011
We are thinking and praying for you all during your time of lose. Please know that we are sending hugs of love and support. Love, Mike, Stacy, McKenzie, & Delaney English

Greg, Pamela, Adam, & David Corry
   Posted Fri October 21, 2011
The Callaway have and will always be in our thoughts and prayers. Mrs. Allene was a very sweet and special person. Let the soothing arms of God help ease your grief knowing she is with him in no more pain and suffering.

   Posted Fri October 21, 2011
James and Family: My deepest sympathy to all of you in your loss of Allene You will be in my thoughts and prayers during this sad time. I will remember her as always being that special friend to me which she was to all who knew her. May God bless you all. Sincerely, Linda Stephens

Robert & Annette Dowdy
   Posted Fri October 21, 2011
Mary,Patsy and family we were sorry to hear about your sister's death. I know you will miss her, let your memories be a comfort to you.

Ann Gabriel
   Posted Fri October 21, 2011
I am so sorry for your loss! You will be in my thoughts and prayers! Ann McCannon Gabriel

Linda Barrington
   Posted Fri October 21, 2011
I am so sorry for your loss. Allene was a fine lady & will be missed may God comfort you with all the wonderful memories you hold dear.

Brenda Bowman
   Posted Sun October 23, 2011
Todd, Tammy and family, I am so sorry to hear of your Mother passing, but I rejoice that she is at peace, free from pain, and celebrating with our Lord Jesus Christ and her loved ones in Heaven. Please know I'm praying for you all in the days ahead that you will find comfort in our Savior and in your good memories of your Mother. Love, Prayers and Blessings Brenda~

Robin Smith
   Posted Mon October 24, 2011
Tim, Todd, and family, I just want you to know that you are in my thoughts and prayers after Mrs. Allene's passing. I know the pain of losing your Mother, but I also know the joy of knowing that she's in Heaven now and I'll see her again one day, so I hope that can help you get through the days ahead, as it helped me. Your Mama was a sweet lady.

Diane Conger
   Posted Tue October 25, 2011
She and I were in the same Sunday School Class years ago. What a nice lady.

b heath
   Posted Thu November 17, 2011
I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that you are never alone. You can find much comfort in the Holy Scriptures which assures us at Psalms 34:18 that God is near to those broken at heart and crushed in spirit. Please accept my deepest sympathies.