Marthalene C. House: Jan. 29, 2018

Published 3:46 pm Tuesday, January 30, 2018

AMERICUS — Mrs. Marthalene Callaway House, age 96, passed away on Monday evening, Jan. 29, 2018, at Magnolia Manor Nursing Center.

Funeral services are planned for 3 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 1, from the graveside at Oak Grove Cemetery, with Dr. Dennis Stalvey officiating.

There will be a short visitation following the funeral services.

Born Feb. 24, 1921, in Helena, Ga., she was a daughter of the late Bob Franklin Callaway and the late Clyde Burch Callaway.

Marthalene was a cosmetologist at Lucy’s Beauty Shop for many years. She was a member of Central Baptist Church, and worked in the four-year-old Sunday School for 24 years. She loved people, especially children. She enjoyed baking, gardening, watching sports (the Atlanta Braves), going to U.S. Post Office conventions, and family beach trips.

She was preceded in death by her parents; by her husband, Bill House, and by her sister, Mary Nell Callaway Carson.

She is survived by her daughters: Becky Smith (Lyman) of Roswell, Beth Williams (Earl) of Americus, and Jane House of Americus; one granddaughter, Sage Archer of Valdosta; two grandsons: Saylor Williams (Rhonda) of Salem, Ala., and Buddy Smith (Meg) of Marietta; three great-grandchildren: Addison Archer of Valdosta, and Owen Smith and Annie Smith of Marietta; one beloved brother, Bobby Callaway (Betty) of Atlanta; and several nieces and nephews.

For those wishing to do so, memorial contributions are suggested to the League of the Good Samaritan, c/o Magnolia Manor, 2001 S. Lee St., Americus GA 31709; Central Baptist Church Building Fund, 190 Upper River Road, Americus, GA 31709; or First Presbyterian Church, 125 S. Jackson St., Americus, GA 31709.

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Hancock Funeral Home, 427 S. Lee St., is honored to be entrusted with these arrangements for Mrs. Marthalene Callaway House.