Charlie Butler Galloway

Born: Wed., Dec. 3, 1924
Died: Wed., Feb. 2, 2011

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Charlie DuBuisson Butler Galloway died at Courtyard Gardens in Lawrenceville, GA, on February 2, 2011, at the age of 86. She had lived in Lawrenceville since 2007 and prior to that had lived in Lilburn, GA, from 1985 until 2007. Born in Yazoo City, MS, on December 3, 1924, she was the tenth of eleven children of the late James Sessions Butler and Jane Allison Williams Butler.

During high school and college, Charlie played basketball and baseball, instructed swimming, was a lifeguard and a summer camp counselor. She was also a member of several honor societies, such as Mortar Board, Kappa Mu Epsilon, Pi Delta Epsilon, Beta Beta Beta, and Who''s Who. She was also on the staff and editor of the school newspaper, The Spectator. In addition, she was a member of the church choir where she sang as a soloist. Charlie graduated with honors from Mississippi State College for Women in Columbus, MS, receiving a BS in Mathematics; an MS in Mathematics from West Texas State College in Canyon, TX; and an EdS in Education Administration & Supervision from Wichita State University in Wichita, KS.

Charlie married James Byron Galloway, who preceded her in death on August 22, 1998. Because of his career in the United States Air Force, her career as a teacher of mathematics took her from Bay County High School in Panama City, FL, where she was also the cheerleader sponsor; Pine Grove School in Valdosta, GA; Aurora School at Elmendorf Air Force Base in Anchorage, AK; Amarillo High School in Amarillo, TX; Henderson Jr. High School in Henderson, NV; Jardine Jr. High in Wichita, KS; and Derby Sr. High School in Derby, KS. While at Derby Sr. High School, she was the Department Head, sponsor of the math team and National Honor Society, and a finalist for Kansas Mathematics Teacher of the Year.

Throughout her life Charlie was an active member and leader in the church, serving on the altar guild, as treasurer, and in the choir: Trinity Episcopal Church in Yazoo City, MS; St. Andrews Episcopal Church in Derby, KS; and co-founder of St. Clements Anglican Catholic Church in Snellville, GA. She was presently a member of St. Stephen''s Anglican Catholic Church in Athens, GA. In addition to being a wonderful mother, Charlie was very involved in community activities, being the troop leader of girl scouts, den mother for cub scouts, member of Beta Sigma Phi, Baron DeKalb Chapter of NSDAR, Colonial Dames, Humana Eastside Hospital Friends Volunteers, and Snellville Keenagers.

Charlie is survived by a daughter, Janie Galloway Seglund and husband John of Greensboro, GA; a son, James Lester Galloway and wife Kay of Lawrenceville, GA; a sister, Caroline Butler Wilson of Meridian, MS; a brother, Robert Butler and wife Ginny of Mesa, AZ; and five grandchildren and one great grandchild: Jane Allison Sheldon of Atlanta, GA; Michael S. Sheldon Jr of Atlanta, GA; Dr. Charles R. Sheldon of Augusta, GA; Captain James G. Sheldon, wife Heidi and their son, Oscar James of Richmond, VA; and Rob Galloway of Lawrenceville, GA, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, February 5, 2011, at 11:00 a.m. at McCommons Chapel with Father Nick Athanaelos officiating. Interment will follow in the Greensboro City Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers are Jane Allison Sheldon, Michael S. Sheldon Jr., Dr. Charles R. Sheldon, Captain James G. Sheldon, Robert D. Galloway, and Michael S. Sheldon Sr. The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. until time for the service on Saturday at McCommons Funeral Home. The family requests that any memorials be made to St. Stephen''s Anglican Catholic Church, 800 Timothy Road, Athens, GA 30606 (706) 543-8657 or The Janie Williams Butler Mathematics Scholarship, Mississippi University for Women, MUW Foundation, Box W - 1618, Columbus, MS 39701 (662) 329-7106. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at to sign the online guest register.

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Debra McCammon Weber
   Posted Wed February 02, 2011
Blessings to the Galloway family. Jim, your mom was always so kind. I remember when we were in highschool and we would hang out at your house, she always made everyone feel so welcome with her southern hospitality. One of my fondest memories was when she had your neice recite the pledge of allegiance. Your mom would hold the flag and your neice was so proud. I think she was 2 years old. Blessings and God Bless, Debra McCammon Weber

Cecelia R. Smith
   Posted Thu February 03, 2011
Dear Janie, I know how much you will miss your mom. She was a very sweet and caring woman who gave you great genes. She should be remembered on your back porch, with the white stick in her hand having great times with her family. Charlie will be missed by all who knew her. Love, Billy and Cecelia

   Posted Thu February 03, 2011
Nana was the most wonderful, caring person. She always made me feel part of the family. Charlie knew her politics and I will forever treasure the thoughtful banter that we shared. I loved Nana's no nonsense approach to life, filled with wisdom and commentary, and her infectious laughter. For the last 14 years she was my surrogate grandmother; I am so lucky to have had her in my life! Love to all of you! Susan

Teressa Gentry
   Posted Fri February 04, 2011
Jane and family, Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Teressa at Metro Water Filter

Diane Walker
   Posted Fri February 04, 2011
My mother lives at Courtyard Gardens and shared a dining table with Charlie. She was always very nice and friendly. I also had many occasions to spend time with Charlie and thoroughly enjoyed talking with her about her days as a teacher and about how she got her name. She always looked great in pink! She will be truly missed.

John Vaught
   Posted Fri February 04, 2011
To all of my Great Aunt Charlie's children and grandchildren, you are in my prayers. I will always remember her awesome smile and laugh.

Peter & Brandy Vaught
   Posted Fri February 04, 2011
Aunt Charlie was one of a kind and will be missed by all of us. Love and prayers to you all. Pete, Brandy, and Brittany Vaught.

Roger and Diane Cotton
   Posted Sat February 05, 2011
We have wonderful memories of Charlie and we are thankful for the time Roger, Alice and I knew her and the family. We send our love and prayers to you all.

Kathy & Dale Metsker
   Posted Sat February 05, 2011
Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family. How blessed you all are to have so many wonderful memories. Hold them close to your hearts. May God bless you all. Kathy and Dale Metsker

Peggy Smith Regent Baron DeKalb Chapter NSDAR
   Posted Sat February 05, 2011
We are very saddened to hear of Charlie Galloway's death. She has been a member of Baron DeKalb Chapter for 30 years. I remember meeting her on several times in the past. Even though she could no longer attend she was well loved by those of us who knew her o