Dora Callis

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Daily Press
June 17, 2004


Dora T. Callis, mother of Wardell Nathaniel Callis Jr., died June 16, 2004. Arrangements by Whiting’s Funeral Home, Williamsburg.


Daily Press
June 19, 2004


Mrs. Doris T. Callis peacefully answered the Master’s call on Wednesday, June 16, 2004, in Mary Immaculate Hospital.

She was a graduate of Hampton High School. After graduating, she continued her education graduating with honors from Thomas Nelson Community College and Christopher Newport University. She was a member of the Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society. She was a longtime member of Grafton Baptist Church Harris Grove and served on the Queen Esther Missionary Circle. She was formerly employed at 7-11, Shoney’s and Farm Fresh. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

She leaves to cherish her blessed memories her devoted son, Wardell Nathaniel Callis Jr.; her father, Parker Tribble of Delaware; her brothers, Jack Tribble of Maryland, Samuel “Butch” Shird and Clarence Tribble, both of Wilmington, Del., and Wardean Tribble of Columbus, S.C.; her grandson, Keenan Callis of Newport News; and other loving relatives and many caring friends.

A funeral service will be held 1 p.m. on Tuesday, June 22, in Grafton Baptist Church Harris Grove with the Rev. George R. Gholson officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Family and friends will assemble by noon on Tuesday at 409 King Arthur Court. Mrs. Callis may be viewed from 5 to 7 p.m. on Monday in the funeral home. Professional service entrusted to the staff of Whiting’s Funeral Home, Williamsburg.

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