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Grover Ray McCall, Sr.

June 9, 1924 ~ April 27, 2020 (age 95)

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Mr. Grover Ray McCall, Sr. 95, passed away Monday, April 27, 2020. Mr. McCall was born June 9, 1924 in Swain County, NC to the late Samuel Richmond McCall and Dovie Smith McCall. He was married to his first wife, Della Keener McCall who preceded him in 1992. Ray worked in logging, he also worked at Burlington Industries for 22 years, and for McCall Builders for 20 years. He loved to hunt and work in his garden. Mr. McCall was a member of Goldmine Baptist Church where he was a deacon, Sunday School teacher, and Sunday School Superintendent.


Survivors include his wife, Linda Dendy McCall of the home; two sons, John Wayne McCall and his wife Julie of Highlands, NC, and Grover Ray McCall, Jr. “Bodie” and his wife, Lynn of Franklin, NC; a stepson, Timothy Shirley of Franklin, NC; 9 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Elberta Chastain of Walhalla, SC, Edith McDowell of Franklin, NC, and Mavis Jones of Stone Mountain, GA.


In addition to his first wife, Ray was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Cynthia McCall; two brothers, Virgil McCall and Carey McCall; and a sister, Hazel Wright.


A private graveside service will be held Friday, May 1, 2020 at the Mt. Moriah Cemetery with the Rev. Gary McDaniels and Rev. Gene Hawkins officiating. Pallbearers will be Joe Brooks, Skip Keener, Jerry Arnold, Timothy Shirley, Weldon Keener, and Stephen McCall. Honorary pallbearers will be Doyle Wayne McCall and Doyle Calloway.


A public memorial service will be held at a later date when all the health restrictions with the Covid 19 are over.


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Private Committal

Mount Moriah Cemetery
1 Goldmine Rd.
Highlands, NC 28741

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