Malcolm Hillyer Callaway, Jr

Born: Sat., Mar. 20, 1926
Died: Wed., Dec. 7, 2011

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Malcolm Hillyer Callaway, Jr., age 85, of Union Point, GA, died Wednesday, December 7, 2011 at St. Mary''s Hospice in Athens, GA. Mr. Callaway was a native and lifelong resident of Greene County. He was born March 20, 1926, the son of the late Malcolm H. Callaway, Sr. and Lillie Mae Flynt Callaway who were the founders of Callaway Funeral Home in Union Point, GA. He graduated from Union Point High School and Gupton Jones Mortuary School in Nashville, Tennessee in 1948. Malcolm served his country in the United States Army during World War II. He married the former Mary Reynolds on October 13, 1945. Along with his wife, he owned and operated Callaway funeral Home in Union Point until 1990 and the ambulance service until 1976. After he sold the funeral home he continued to sell monuments until the time of his death. After retirement he enjoyed raising goats and gardening on his farm. He also liked cooking bbq and stew for family and friends and enjoyed the companionship of his good friend Margie Edwards.

He was a big supporter of the Greene County Livestock Association and a member of the Cattlemens Association. He served as a past councilman for the City of Union Point. He was a long standing member of the First United Methodist Church and the Chappell Lodge #511 F & AM of Union Point.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Reynolds Callaway in June of 2006; and a sister, Sarah Mae Callaway Dingler. He is survived by two daughters, Beth Callaway Hunt and husband Jim of Ellijay, GA and Kittie Callaway Caston and husband Richard of Acworth, GA; sister, Georgia C. Towns of Raleigh, NC; three grandchildren, Rachel Hunt, James Hunt and Christina Caston Hatchell; and several nieces and nephews and many friends.

Graveside Services will be held on Friday, December 9, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at Greenlawn Cemetery, Rhodes Street, Union Point, GA 30669 with Rev. Bert Mathews officiating. The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Thursday night at Callaway Funeral Home. The family requests that any memorials be made to the Chappell Lodge #511 F&AM, c/o Lance Land, 1070 Pine Lane, Union Point, GA 30669 or the Greene County Livestock Association, c/o Charles Crumbley, 1090 Wrayswood Road, Watkinsville, GA 30677. 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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pam morgan
   Posted Wed December 07, 2011
so sorry for your loss he was such a nice man. he will be missed

Adam, Amy, and Ethan Yearwood
   Posted Wed December 07, 2011
You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Henry Asbury
   Posted Wed December 07, 2011
I have just lost a Dear Friend and member of my family as we are kin on the Flynt side of the family. What a great previledge to know Malcolm for the majority of my 81 years and well as work with him in the store. My daddy, William, ran the funeral business for Mr. Malcolm until Malcolm and Mary opened the Funeral Home. It was a previledge for Ann and I to spend some time with Malcolm several months back. Sidney wanted me to express his sympathy and love. Ann and I send our sympathy and love to all of the family. Henry Asbury

Margaret Patrick
   Posted Wed December 07, 2011
I am so sorry to hear about Mr. Malcom, what a sweetheart. I have so many fond memories of him and most involve the Junior rodeos! He loved life and people and we all loved him. I'll bet my Daddy and all of "the Union Point rodeo fellows" welcomed him to heaven with open arms. Love and prayers to all of you, Margaret Dyar Patrick

Marie Burden
   Posted Thu December 08, 2011
I was so sorry to hear about Mr. Malcolm. I can't remember a time that he didn't greet me with a smile. I'm sure all of his old friends were there to welcome him in to the pearly gates with a hug and a smile. He will be greatly missed by all of us who knew him. I will keep you all in my prayers.

Mary Agnes and Johnny Yearwood
   Posted Thu December 08, 2011
We are honored to have had Mr Malcolm in our lives for the past few years. We have grown to love him and will miss him tremendously.

Emmett and Shirley Caldwell
   Posted Thu December 08, 2011
Beth, Kittie and Family: Our thoughts and prayers are with each you during this time and in the days and weeks to come.

Nancy Gospodareck
   Posted Thu December 08, 2011
Kitty, I am so sorry that you lost your Dad. You look just like him! We are thinking of you and praying for you. Nancy Gospodareck

Paula Rhodes Swint
   Posted Thu December 08, 2011
Kittie and Beth, Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. Mr. Malcolm and Ms. Mary meant a lot to me growing up...and even more in my adult years. I am blessed to have such wonderful memories of your loving parents. May you find peace as you deal with this loss. Love, Paula

Wayne Corry and Georgia Harkins
   Posted Thu December 08, 2011
We are sorry for your loss. He was a good friend to our family for a long time. He and my dad were very close.

Laura and Scott Burden
   Posted Thu December 08, 2011
Scott and I are keeping the family in our prayers. We just loved Mr. Malcolm. I will miss seeing him at the Rodeos and talking to him im passing about the goats. He was a wonderful man.

Judi O''Connor
   Posted Thu December 08, 2011
Dear Kittie, Our family is so sorry for your loss. I know this is a hard time for you and if there is anything we can do to make it easier, just call. You are in our thoughts and prayers as you go through this difficult time. Love, Tom, Judi and Stephanie O'Connor

William Douglas Finch
   Posted Fri December 09, 2011
I remember him doing my groing up days in greensboro and though my dad Willial H. (Bill) Finch who died just a few years ago. I got to visit with him just a few years ago and he was just as I remembered him in my youth. Doug Finch

Susan Higdon
   Posted Fri December 09, 2011
Beth and Kitty, my heart goes out to you. Your daddy was one of a kind and Mark and I loved him dearly. He's been in our prayers for a while and now you will be. I can't imagine not having Malcolm around. We are going to miss his quick wit and humor. Our community has lost a tremendous member.

Carol Cobb
   Posted Fri December 09, 2011
Kittie and family, My thoughts are with you all at this time. May your happy family memories bring you comfort through these sad days.

Evie Callaway Harris
   Posted Fri December 09, 2011
My father Austin Hillyer Callaway and Malcolm were first cousins. My grandfather Irvin Massey Callaway and Malcolm, Sr. were brothers. I read his obituary in The Atlanta Journal this morning and wanted to express my sympathy to your family.

Georgia Callaway Towns
   Posted Fri December 09, 2011
We're thinking of you and sorry that we could not be there. Love, Georgia, Rita, David, Tommy

Tammy Anderson
   Posted Fri December 09, 2011
Kitty and Beth, I am so sorry to hear of Mr. Malcom's passing. He was a dear man and friend to those of us he knew and cared for. He will ge greatly missed by a lot of people in Union Point and Greene County.

Kay Ellenberg McClendon
   Posted Fri December 09, 2011
I am so sad to hear that Mr. Malcom has passed away. What will my Daddy do? He will miss his friend, one of the U.P. buddies very much.I always enjoyed sitting in the store and talking with Mr. Malcom and listening to his jokes and stories. He had some good ones to tell. God bless him. My symapathies to the family.

Phyllis Vaughn Bailey
   Posted Mon December 12, 2011
Kittie and Beth, I was so sorry to hear of the passing of your Daddy. Know that you and your families are in my thoughts and prayers at this time. Love, Phyllis