COFIELD – Elton Alexander Callis, Sr., age 85, of the 1100 block of NC 45 South, died Friday, March 26, 2010, at Guardian Care of Ahoskie.
Mr. Callis was born in Hertford County, a son of the late Samuel Alexander and Cora Meadows Callis. He was a longtime member of Harrellsville Baptist Church and a retired farmer. Elton was a graduate of Harrellsville High School and served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He was the widower of Mary Pierce Callis.
Left to cherish his memory is his daughters, Mary Frances Farmer and husband, Donald of Harrellsville, NC, Barbara C. Jones and husband, Roger of Colerain, NC, and Linda C. Lewis and husband, Carl of Alaska; his son, Elton Alexander Callis, Jr. of Kinston, NC; two brothers, Cecil Callis of Harrellsville, NC, and Sam Callis of Driver, VA; four grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
A celebration of life graveside service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 30, 2010, at Harrellsville Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Garrett-Jones Funeral Home from 7:00 until 8:30 p.m. on Monday, and other times at the home.
Family and friends may send condolences and sign the online guestbook by visiting www.garrettjonesfh.com.
He was the best Papa anyone could ask for. I know he is so happy now that he is back with the best little woman in the world. I will smile everytime I think of him.
I love you Papa!! Tell Nannie hi and I love her too!!
Mary Frances,please accept our deepest and sincere sympathy in the death of your father. We will be thinking about you and your family and keeping you in our prayers. God Bless
Your Father and Mother both were the best examples of what a loving marriage really is. Gail and I will always have a special place in our hearts for having known your parents. May god best your family.
Our thoughts and prayers have been with you all, and will continue to be in the days ahead. In Christian Love: Rupert, Dot, and Nita
Pete and I were so sorry to hear about Elton. Know that our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. We will be thinking of you in these trying days.
Nancy and Pete
Mary Frances, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family after the loss of your father. Being in Minn. now makes it hard to keep up with old friends but the internet really helps.
I hope all is well with you and your family.
Sorry about your Dad.