SHELBY-Mrs. Margaret Callahan, 87, of Shelby passed away Saturday, November 10, 2012 at her residence.
A native of Cleveland County she was born January 30, 1925, daughter of the late Otto and Annie Hamrick Long. She was a lifelong member of First Baptist Church of Shelby and a math teacher in Cleveland County and Winston Salem for over 44 years. She was a graduate of Meredith College and she was also a genealogy enthusiast.
In addition to her parents, she is also preceded in death by her husband, Robert J. Callahan; one son, Robert W. Callahan.
She is survived by one grandson, Chris Callahan and wife, Karina Vazquez, of Charlotte; one granddaughter, Erin Callahan-Price and her spouse A.J. Price of Durham; one daughter-in-law, Karen Callahan of Charlotte.
Funeral service: Tuesday, 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Shelby, Webb Chapel.
Visitation: The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the Webb Chapel of First Baptist Church.
Clergy: Rev. Tony Tench
Burial: Sunset Cemetery.
Memorials: First Baptist Church of Shelby, 120 North Lafayette Street, Shelby, NC 28150 or Meredith College, Division of Institutional Advancement, 1st Floor, Johnson Hall, Meredith College, 3800 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh, NC 27607 or www.meredith.edu.
Funeral home: Clay-Barnette Funeral Home of Shelby
Online condolences: www.claybarnette.com