First Posted: 11/28/2009
MOUNT AIRY Mrs. Blanche Vaughn Callaway, 94 of Ridgecrest Retirement Community, Mount Airy, widow of Paul F. Callaway, passed away Monday, Nov. 23, 2009, at her home. Mrs. Callaway, was born in Mount Airy, the eighth of 13 children of Charles Walter and Lucy Sutphin Vaughn of Flat Rock. She was the proud owner/operator of Callaway Motel for 42 years, was active in Central United Methodist Church and many other local civic and cultural endeavors. She was an avid fan of UNC basketball and a former championship basketball player herself. Surviving is a daughter, Deborah C. James of Winston-Salem; a son, Chip Callaway of Greensboro; sisters, Clo Winkler of Mount Airy and Lola Wagner of Morehead City; grandsons, Scott Sturm of Raleigh, Michael Sturm of Palm Beach, Fla., and Patrick Sturm of Sanford; and great-grandchildren, Todd Sturm, Cody Sturm, Grayson Sturm and Bailey Sturm all of Sanford and Savannah Sturm of W. Palm Beach, Fla. In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Callaway was preceded in death by sisters, Pearl Gwyn, Gladys White, Flossie Callaway, Margie Love, Maude Hill and Grace Vaughn; and by brothers, Harvey, Jim, Renner and Sam Vaughn. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. at Central United Methodist Church Monday, Nov. 30, 2009, by the Rev. John Ferree. The family will receive friends following the service in the Ladies Parlor. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Central United Methodist Church 1909 N. Main St. Mount Airy or Mountain Valley Hospice and Palliative Care, 401 Technology Lane, Suite 200, Mount Airy, NC 27030. Online condolences may be made at www.moodyfuneralservices.com.