Malcolm Hillyer Callaway, Jr

March 20, 1926 ~ December 7, 2011 (age 85)
U.S. Veteran

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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