Allene Durham Callaway

December 27, 1937 ~ October 18, 2011 (age 73)

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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