Margaret Evelyn McCall went to be with the Lord on January 27, 2020 at the age of 87. Evelyn was born in Cashiers, North Carolina, on September 13, 1932 to Critten and Beulah Galloway. The family moved to Rosman, North Carolina, where Evelyn graduated from High School in 1950 and went on to meet the love of her life, Carter Carlyle McCall. Carlyle and Evelyn were married in 1953 and moved to Tennessee in the spring of 1965. Evelyn was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother who was devoted to her family.
Her parents, George Critten and Beulah Beatrice Galloway, and her sister, Martha Miller, precede her in death. Survivors include her husband of 66 years, Carlyle McCall; Children, Jesse Phillip McCall and wife, Tammy, Carla Marie Garrett and husband, Richard, and Margaret Regina Zaouk and husband, Marwan. Nana’s grandchildren are Morrigan and Tyler Garrett, Maya and Marya Zaouk, and Andrea and Amira McCall. Her great grandson is Brexton Burns.
Evelyn was always striving to make life better. She studied bookkeeping to assist Carlyle with the family businesses, McCall Enterprises, Sam Coal Company and McCall Trucking. Evelyn served as the Financial Manager and Secretary of McCall Enterprises for 20 years. She went on to become a travel agent and enjoyed taking groups of people to many places around the world. Evelyn had a loving spirit for people and enjoyed the relationships shared with her many friends. Her hobbies included knitting, crocheting and reading. She was seldom idle and enjoyed knitting for family, friends and as a charity to provide children with caps and mittens for winter warmth. She was a lady who was always willing to lend a helping hand and was admired for her kind and compassionate spirit.
Evelyn was a member of Middle Creek Baptist Church in Oliver Springs, TN.
The family will receive friends on Thursday, January 30, 2020, from 5 pm to 7 pm at Middle Creek Baptist Church located at 6455 Knoxville Highway, Oliver Springs, TN. The funeral will follow at 7 pm with the Rev. Corey Jones officiating. Graveside services will be Friday, January 31, 2020, at 11 am at Oak Ridge Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in memory of Evelyn be made to the Alzheimer’s Association of Tennessee, 5801 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, Tn 37919.
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