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Barbara Lynette Anderson Callaway


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Barbara Lynette Anderson Callaway Obituary
Barbara Lynette Anderson Callaway
Barbara A. Callaway died peacefully on May 24, 2018, in Hendersonville, North Carolina.
She was born on January 10, 1937, in Lumpkin County, Georgia, to William Price Anderson and Estelle Crawford Anderson. She attended Dawson County Schools and married William N. "Bill" Callaway on December 20, 1955. After receiving a Bachelor of Science in Education from North Georgia College (now the University of North Georgia), she had a 28-year career as an elementary school teacher in Forsyth County, Georgia. She was county Teacher of the Year for 1982, and she retired from full-time teaching in 1992. After retiring from teaching, she went on to work for the Forsyth County Public Library.
Barbara, known as "Bobbie" by loved ones, is survived by three children: Vanessa Cowie (married to Ian), of Dawsonville, Georgia; Brett Callaway (married to Dorothy Johnson), of Hendersonville, North Carolina; and Anton Callaway (married to Carol Hamilton), of Apex, North Carolina. Five grandchildren also survive: Jessie, Leah, and Samantha Callaway and Natasha and Tristan (married to Emily Funk) Cowie. Two sisters, Patsy Higgins and Mazie Songer, also survive. Barbara was preceded in death by her husband, her parents and also by siblings Maurice Anderson; Merle Russell; Winston "Wink" Anderson; Mildred Anderson; and David Anderson.
Services will be privately held. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Four Seasons Compassion for Life, 571 South Allen Road, Flat Rock, North Carolina, 28731, fourseasonscfl.org.
Jackson Funeral Service and Crematory is assisting the family.
Published in The Times-News from June 4 to June 5, 2018
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