James Dillard "Dick" McCall, age 99, of 2790 Washington Highway, Elberton, husband of the late Katherine Stokes Kelley McCall, died on Tuesday, February 19, 2013, at his son's residence.
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Mr. McCall was born in Elbert County on December 18, 1913, to the late Dolphus Allen and Sara Ivey McCall. He was a farmer and retired as a U.S. Postal Rural Letter Carrier after 30 years of service. In addition, he worked alongside his beloved wife, Kat, catering thousands of weddings and events for many years, and was a member of Eliam United Methodist Church, where he acted in many capacities.
Mr. McCall was preceded in death by his grandson, Bud McCall. Left to cherish his memories are his son and daughter-in-law, Tom and Jane Gaines McCall; grandchildren, Al McCall (and his fiancée, Rachel Irby) and Katie McCall; extended family, Mark Adams; and several nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
The family is at the home of Tom and Jane McCall, 2835 Washington Highway, and will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. on Saturday, February 23, at Berry Funeral Home.
Funeral services celebrating Mr. McCall's life will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, February 24, at Eliam United Methodist Church, with the Revs. Phillip A. Gaines, Jim Winn, and J. Wesley Privett officiating. Interment alongside his wife and grandson will follow in the Fortsonia Community Cemetery.
Mr. McCall will be placed in the church at 1 p.m. to lie in state until the hour of the service.
Flowers are welcome, and those desiring may make contributions in Dick's memory may do so to the Friends Helping Friends Club, which was established in memory of his grandson, Bud, c/o ECCH, 600 Abernathy Cir., Elberton, GA 30635.
Share your stories and photos in Mr. McCall's Book of Memories at www.berryfh.com.
Berry Funeral Home & Crematory, Elberton, is respectfully in charge of arrangements for James Dillard "Dick" McCall.
Published in Athens Banner-Herald on Feb. 22, 2013