Nell Reid Callahan

Published 12:00 am Saturday, December 23, 2006

CHARLOTTE – Nell Reid Callahan, 90, of Charlotte, died Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2006, at Carolinas Medical Center, University, surrounded by her family.

Born Nov. 20, 1916, in Princeton, W.Va., Mrs. Callahan was a daughter of the late Martin Clark Reid and Larcy Florence Myers Reid. A lifelong student of the Bible, she was a Sunday School teacher at Eastway Baptist Church and one of the original founders and charter members of Hickory Grove Baptist Church.

Mrs. Callahan is survived by son Jack Callahan (Nancy) of China Grove; daughters Barbara Mauney (Carl Kirk) and Carol Jarvis (Larry) of Charlotte; grandchildren Mike Callahan, Cindy Blanton, Chris Aycoth, Gary Mauney, Dale Mauney and Martin Aycoth; great-grandchildren Michael Jack Callahan, Brittney Callahan and Matthew Benfield; sisters Vell Reid Shrewsberry of Bluefield, Va. and Donzell Reid Effron of Orlando, Fla.

Mrs. Callahan was preceded in death by her husband, George Washinton Callahan, in 1981, granddaughter Ellen Callahan and brother Jack Reid.

Service: A service to celebrate and honor her life with high tribute for her faithful dedication to her savior Jesus Christ will be held today at 2 p.m. at McEwen Funeral Service, Charlotte Chapel with The Rev. Dr. Joe Brown, Senior Minister of Hickory Grove Baptist Church.

Visitation: The family will receive friends today from 12-2 at McEwen Charlotte Chapel. Burial will follow in Sharon Memorial Park where she will be laid to rest by her husband, George W. Callahan.

Memorials: Memorials may be made in her remembrance to Carolinas Medical Center Foundation, 1618 Scott Ave., Charlotte, NC .

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