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Melcoie Hite Callahan

Mrs. Melcoie Hite Callahan of 3022 East Hyco Road, South Boston left our presence to be with her Lord on Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012, at her home.

She was born in Halifax County on April 11, 1931 and was 81 years old.

She was the daughter of the late Bernard Hite and Rosa O’Geary Hite and was married to James Meredith Callahan.

She was a retired medical secretary from the South Boston Medical Surgical clinic after a career of 49 years.

She was a member of First Baptist Church.

She leaves to cherish her memory her husband of 59 years, James Meredith Callahan; one daughter, Carol Callahan Puryear; one grandson, Dexter Seamon and fiance’ Megan Dorsett; one brother, Connie Hite (Nellie) of Stovall, N.C.; one niece, Kim Doucett (James); and two nephews, Steve Hite (Stacy) and Danny Clary (Tamara).

Mrs. Callahan is preceded in death by her parents, Bernard and Rosa Hite, and a sister, Polly Hite Puryear.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, at 2 p.m. in Powell Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Dave Anderson officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, from 7 until 8 p.m. at Powell Funeral Home and other times at the home, 3022 East Hyco Road, South Boston.

For memorials consider the Southside Alzheimer’s Association, 908 Q Hwy. 1, South Hill, VA 23970.

Arrangements are by Powell Funeral Home, South Boston.