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Information for James A. McCall
1 November, 1890 16 October, 1985
From the Idaho Press-Tribune
October, 1985
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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James A. McCall

    Graveside services for James A. McCall, 94, Murphy, who died Wednesday, Oct. 16, at a Nampa nursing home, will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Melba Cemetery.  The Rev. J. Harley Adams, pastor of the Friends Melba Church, will officiate.
    Mr. McCall was born Nov. 1, 1890, at White Plains, Mo., a son of John and Cynthia Ann McCall, and was reared and attended schools in Missouri.  He served in the U.S. Navy aboard the U.S.S. Oregon during World War I.  He moved to Oklahoma in the early 1920s and worked in the oil fields.
    He married Bessie Leone Love on Oct. 2, 1926, at Cushing, Okla., where they made their home until moving to McAlester, Okla., in 1931. He operated a distributorship for Shell Oil Company there until moving to Wilburton, Okla., in 1937, where they opened a grocery store.  They moved to Arizona in 1940 and he worked at Luke Field Air Base until moving to California in 1942.  There he worked as a pipe fitter at the Mare Island Naval Ship Yards.  Mrs. McCall died April 13, 1963.  He retired in 1966 and moved to Murphy.
    He was a member and past master of McAlester Lodge No. 9, A.F. & A.M., and was affiliated with other Masonic Orders in Oklahoma.  He is survived by a son, Harold (Gene) McCall of Nampa; one daughter, Irene (Mrs. John) Tyson of Murphy, one sister, Minnie Dillard of Farmington, Mo.; three grandsons, two granddaughters, eight great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
    He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers.
    Memorials may be made to the Melba Community Auction in care of the Melba Post Office or flowers may be sent.
    Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday; from 1 to 9 p.m. Sunday and until noon Monday at Flahiff Funeral Chapel of Nampa, and may meet at the cemetery for services.

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