Anna Callahan

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Anna Earline Wiggins Callahan, 81, of Rockingham, N.C., passed away Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at Hospice Haven in Rockingham.

Mrs. Callahan was born Sept. 7, 1932 in Scotland County, a daughter of the late Herman Lee and Anna Pauline Cashwell Wiggins. She was a charter member of Southwood Pentecostal Holiness Church, a member of the VFW Women's Auxillary and had been employed with Sara Lee Hosiery.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel Dewey Callahan Jr.; children, Samuel Dewey Callahan III and Anna Pauline Callahan; a grandson, Matthew Travis Callahan; and a brother, Herman Leroy Wiggins.

Surviving are her children, Karen Colleen Gilliam and husband Joseph of Rockingham and Timothy Lee Callahan and wife Yvonne of Rockingham; 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and sister, Bunnie and Chris Christianson of Fayetteville.

The family will see friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday at Carter Funeral Home in Rockingham and at other times at the home.

Funeral services will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Friday at Southwood Pentecostal Holiness Church with the Rev. Randy Guerry officiating. Entombment will follow in Richmond County Memorial Park Mausoleum.

Memorials may be made to Richmond County/Anson County Hospice, 1119 N US Hwy 1, Rockingham, NC 28379.

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Rockingham, NC 28379
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Published in Richmond County Daily Journal from Apr. 1 to Apr. 2, 2014
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