Lula Agnes Davis Callahan

Lula Agnes Davis Callahan, 88, of Mershon, passed away Monday afternoon, January 6, 2020, at Harborview – Pierce County.

Born in Mershon, September 17, 1931, she had lived in Pierce County all of her life. She was a 1949 graduate of Patterson High School –the “49ers” as they liked to be called. She and her late husband, Carroll, owned and operated the Callahan Dairy for many years. The dairy is located next to her home that she lived in all of her life and her love of gardening is evident by the immaculate yards she kept.  One couldn’t pass by her home without admiring her beautiful flowers and immaculate yard.  She was also an excellent cook. She was an active member of Patterson Baptist Church having served as a past president of the WMU as well as serving in many other capacities. She had also served as a past president of the Piedmont Okefenokee Association. She and her husband had enjoyed many years of traveling both in the U.S. and abroad as well as being with their many friends and various supper clubs. She was a loving mother and grandmother and was affectionately known as “Ma” by them all.  She is now at peace and home with her Lord, family and many friends.

She was a daughter of the late Reppard William and Alma Jane Smiley Davis. In addition to her late husband, James Carroll Callahan Sr., she was also preceded in death by her sister, Myrtice Davis Fountain.

Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Stella Jane and B. C. “Rusty” Youmans Jr., Patterson; her son and daughter-in-law, James Carroll “Jim” Jr. and Jane Callahan, Mershon; four grandchildren, Rebecca Jane and Johnny Thigpen, Sarah Jane and Dathan McIntosh, James Carroll “J.C.” III and Anna Callahan and Jena Elizabeth Callahan; four great-grandchildren, Mason McIntosh, Daisy Jane Thigpen, Russ McIntosh and Ranson Thigpen; special nieces, Judy Byrd, Patterson and Susan Cahoon, Atlanta and several other nieces, nephews and other relatives.

The family will be receiving friends at the home of Jim and Jane Callahan, 4044 Walkerville Road.

Visitation will be held from 1-2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 9, at the Patterson Baptist Church.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 9, from the Patterson Baptist Church.

Interment will be in the Blackshear Cemetery.

Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online register at

Pearson-Dial Funeral Home of Blackshear is in charge of arrangements.

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