Bertie Mae West Callaway Funeral services for Bertie Mae West Callaway, 75, of Spurger will be 2:00 pm Sunday, January 27, 2013 at Farmer Funeral Home with interment following in Franks Branch Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 5:00 pm Saturday at the funeral home. Mrs. Callaway died January 23, 2013 at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont. A native of Camp 11 in Newton County, Bertie had lived in Spurger most of her life. She worked as Activity Director at Silsbee Convalescent Nursing Home before retiring. Bertie was a long time member of Mount Olivet Baptist Church in Fred and a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Mrs. Callaway is preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Ruddle P. 'Port' Callaway and daughter-in-law Sherry Callaway. Survivors include her sons Jimbo Callaway and wife Leona of Fred, Ed Callaway of Jasper and Richard Callaway and wife Melissa of Spurger; daughters Evon Reese and husband Kevin and Theresa Johnson and husband Joe, all of Spurger; brothers Raymond Earl West and John Earl West; sisters Evelyn West and Jo Ellen West; fourteen grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren.
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Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on Jan. 26, 2013