Ms. Peggy Ruth Callahan, age 74, of Newton, MS passed away Friday, November 20, 2009, while with her family at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland Ms. A Funeral service celebrating her life will be at 2:00pm on Wednesday, 11/25/2009, at the Newton County Funeral Home Chapel on Highway 15 North. The body will lie in state one hour prior to the service. Internment will follow at the Lawrence Baptist Church Cemetery.
Mrs. Callahan was born in Lake, MS on September 23rd 1935 and lived most of her life in Jackson, MS before relocating to Newton MS in 1997. She is survived by 2 sons; Steven Joe Callahan and wife Gwen of Friendswood, Texas and Robert Burney Callahan and wife Katy of Houston, Texas. 2 daughters; Terry Lynn King and husband Wayne of Richland, Mississippi and Christy Michele Payne and husband Jeffrey of Richland, Mississippi. 11 grandchildren; Kelly O’Neal Callahan, Neal Davidson Callahan, Stefanie Angelle Callahan, Allison Renee Callahan, Corey Michael Hanson, Cameron Joe Hanson, Nicholas Jordan Callahan Payne, Carrington Elizabeth Payne, Lawson Malone Payne, Grayson Crosby Payne and Anna Riley Payne. 3 great grandchildren; Michael Tyler Hanson, Chloe Kathleen Callahan, and Ella Grace Thibodeaux.
She was preceded in death by husband Billy Joe Callahan, parents: Hilton Arthur Crosby and Bonnie Pace Crosby of Lake MS. And a brother: Bobby Joe Crosby.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, November 24th , 2009 from 5 – 8 pm at the Newton County Funeral Home on Highway 15 North. 601-635-3200.