Obits: Annie Louise Callaway

Published 12:00 am Thursday, September 4, 2014

Annie Louise Callaway

Annie Louise Callaway, 78, died at 6:15 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014 at Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem. 

She was born Jan. 26, 1936 in Farmington to John West and Myrtle Gelene Seats. She was a lifelong resident of Farmington where she lived since her childhood.She graduated from Farmington High School in 1954 and graduated from nursing school in Mooresville in 1957. She dedicated 42 years of her life to nursing, 35 of which were spent in the operating room of Forsyth Memorial Hospital where she was a nurse supervisor. She cherished time with her grandchildren, loved to read, and enjoyed sharing time with her friends. She liked her breakfast group at Bojangles in Advance, and discussing politics. She loved to travel and spent time sailing in the Atlantic Ocean, touring the Southwest United States, visiting Ireland, Mexico, and the Caribbean. An fan of Duke University basketball, she loved watching and following Atlantic Coast Conference sports, the Atlanta Braves and the Carolina Panthers. A member of several prayer groups at Bethlehem United Methodist Church and a lifelong member of the Farmington United Methodist Church, her belief and faith in God offered her spiritual strength and guidance as well as the opportunity to explore the history, theology, and mystery of the Holy Bible. Surviving: her sons, Norman Jeffrey Callaway of Advance, Todd Alan Callaway and wife Helga and children Dylan Joshua Gahagan, Abigail Rose Callaway, and Samuel West Callaway of Asheville, Raymond Scott Callaway of Mocksville and son Tyler Scott Callaway, Meagan Elizabeth Strelka, daughter of Stacy West Callaway of California; 2 brothers, John and Linda Seats of Farmington and Phillip and Kathy Seats of Mocksville; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Her son, Stacy West Callaway and sister Jane Amanda Tucker preceded her in death.

A celebration of life service will be from 3-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6 at Bethlehem United Methodist Church at 321 Redland Road Advance. The Rev. Dr. Barry Lemons will officiate. Following the service, the family will welcome guests in the fellowship hall.

Memorials: American Cancer Society, 1-800-227-2345, option #2.

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