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Robert James Callis Jr., 1924 – 2011

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 The Rev. Robert James Callis Jr., 87, retired elder, died March 2, 2011. He began his ministerial career in 1948 at Claremont-Surry. He went on to serve Philadelphia, South Brunswick, Gladys, Mead Memorial, Powhatan, as the associate at First in Newport News, Norview, Fieldale, Mount Clinton in the Harrisonburg District, and Lawrenceville. He was placed on incapacity leave in 1985. He retired in 1991.
 He was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, the Rev. Beatrice Simmons Callis. Survivors include a daughter, Deborah Callis Old; a son, Robert James Callis III; three grandsons; and two great-grandchildren.
— Reprinted from the June 2011 Virginia Advocate newsmagazine


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