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Obituaries for February 8, 2021

February 8, 2021 at 8:32 a.m.

Leland Callaway, 90, of Magnolia, AR went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Thursday, February 4, 2021 at the John R. Williamson Hospice House in El Dorado, Arkansas.

Leland was born on August 29, 1930 in Hollywood, Arkansas to the late Joel and Gertrude (Bridges) Callaway. Leland surrendered to the call of ministry in his early twenties. He pastored Trinity Baptist Church for 36 years and was in ministry for more than 70 years. He also was a professor of business and retired from Southern Arkansas University.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son Kevin Callaway; brothers Joe Callaway and Charlie Callaway; sister Florence Travis; special friends and brothers in Christ, Bro. Don Collins and Dr. Gene Medley. Leland is survived by his wife of 61 years Val Callaway, his children Kelli Harwell and husband Mike, Khalin Callaway, and Kyle Callaway and wife Vicki all of Magnolia; grandchildren Halee Anthony and husband Chip of Orange, TX, Ember Dennison and husband Drew of Fayetteville, Jordan Callaway of Zirconia, NC, Kaleb Callaway and wife Melissa of Forney, TX, Kory Callaway and wife Alyssa of Benton, Michala Harwell, Megan Brooks and husband Travis of Benton, A.J. Stewart and wife Angie of Pottsboro, TX, Mikey Harwell and wife Kaylee of Stonewall, LA; great grandchildren Brinley Anthony, Dax Anthony, Baylor Anthony, Dutch Anthony, Ozzy Dennison, Kami Jay Callaway, EmmaRaye Smith, Emerson Stewart, Willa Stewart, Hazel Harwell, and Beau Harwell; brothers Clell Callaway of Little Rock and Willis Callaway of Conway; a host of extended family and friends.

Graveside services wereheld on Sunday, February 7, 2021 at 2 p.m. at the Magnolia Memorial Park Cemetery with Bro. Richard Parker officiating under the direction of Lewis Funeral Home, Inc. in Magnolia. Viewing and signing of the guest book were on Saturday, February 6 from 1 to 5 p.m. at the funeral home.

Pallbearers were Mikey Harwell, Kaleb Callaway, Kory Callaway, Brent Waters, Terry Wilson, and Nick Covington. Honorary pallbearers will be Dax Anthony, Ozzy Dennison, and Dutch Anthony.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Trinity Baptist Church, PO Box 1213, Magnolia, AR 71754.

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