James Samuel Callaway

April 19, 1931 ~ September 26, 2017 (age 86)

James Samuel Callaway, 86, of Union Point, GA, passed away Tuesday, September 26, 2017, at Greene Point Health and Rehabilitation.  A lifelong resident of Greene County, he was born in Penfield on April 19, 1931, the son of the late Homer and Lou Emma Armour Callaway.  Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by wife, Allene Durham Callaway; daughter, Cathy Callaway Gardner; siblings: Dawson Callaway, William Callaway, Minnie “Polly” Powell, Iona Ellison, and Mary Strozier.

Mr. Callaway grew up in Penfield, GA.   He attended school in Penfield and graduated from Union Point High School.  After graduation, he proudly served his country, during the Korean War, in the United States Army.   On December 9, 1957, he married the late Allene Durham, of Siloam, GA.   He was a member of The First Baptist Church of Union Point.  During his working career, Mr. Callaway worked for Chipman Union, as a packer, and Warrenton Manufacturing, as a presser.  He enjoyed being outside, fishing, and hunting.

Mr. Callaway is survived by daughter, Shirley (Ronny) Blakely, of Kentucky; sons: Tim (Andrea) Callaway, of Warthen, GA, Todd (Tammy) Callaway, of Woodville, GA; 10 grandchildren: Michael (Angie Simpson) Blakely, Kristie (William Shrader) Freeman, Christopher (Brittany) Callaway, Corry (Anna) Callaway, Craig (Kaitlin) Callaway, Travis Goss, Clay (Lisa) Goss, Michael (Anika) Beard, Roxanne (Dave Edwards) Mize, Chelsie (Conrad Easley) Neibert; 23 great grandchildren: Tyler, Jessica (Dustin), Kara, Dylan, Nicole, Weston, Jaycie, Hudson, Ian, Landon, Emily, Charlee, Kaylei, Cason, Abel, Hayden, Grayson, Ansleigh, Caleb, Rileigh, Liam, Brinlee, Cody; great great grandson, Braxton; host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Graveside services will be held Friday, September 29, 2017, at 10:30AM at Greenlawn Cemetery, Rhodes Street, Union Point, GA 30669.  Rev. Bobby Tomlin will officiate.  The family will receive family and friends Friday at graveside at 10:00AM until time of service.

Callaway Funeral Home, 208 N. Rhodes Street, Union Point, GA, (706) 486-4138, is in charge of arrangements.  Visit us at to sign the online guest register. 

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