Charles William Orr, 83, of Brady, died Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014, in Brady.

He was born June 5, 1931, in Clifton, to James Robert and Enger Orr. He attended school in Clifton where he graduated in 1950. Charles proudly served his country in the United States Air Force.

While working in the oil field in West Texas, he met Juanice Williams, and they were married July 14, 1956, in Eldorado. Charles was a salesman and worked many years selling insurance for Mutual of Omaha.


ELDORADO — John Mack Callison, 88, peacefully closed his eyes and slipped away on Wednesday, Nov.26, 2014. He was at home with his family.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014, at First Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Eldorado Cemetery.

He was born in Pax, West Virginia, April 23, 1926, to Russell and Vaughtie Callison. He attended school in Beckly, West Virginia where he played varsity basketball and football in high school.


Vernell peacefully passed to her heavenly reward Sunday evening November 23, 2014. She was born to Kate & Marlin Wheeler on July 30, 1924 in Santo, Texas and turned 90 on July 30, 2014 at Country Oaks Assisted Living in Burnet, Texas.

She was the oldest daughter of 10 siblings. Vernell was the bride of “Gene” McCalla for 69 years. They married on April 5, 1941 and moved to Eldorado, Texas where they both worked in the Eldorado Woolen Mill during WWII.

Vernell was very active in the Eldorado community volunteering in the public schools listening to kids read and grading papers. She also served at the nursing home where she was honored for 16 years of service as a volunteer.


She was born Leota Laura Hunt, to Lee Hunt and Yola Blanche Sloan Hunt, on December 11, 1918, in Junction, Texas. She grew up in a family of eight children. She married Lester Nixon, and together they grew in Christ and reared eight children. Lester and Leota both shared a passion for singing and carrying on the Lord’s work.

Leota went to see our Lord on September 26, 2014. She is preceded in death by her husband Lester Nixon, her son Reginald Lagow, four grandchildren, and multiple other family members.