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.
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
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
He is survived by a
son, Harold (Gene) McCall of Nampa; one daughter, Irene
(Mrs. John) Tyson of Murphy, one sister, Minnie Dillard of
Mo.; three grandsons, two
granddaughters, eight great-grandchildren and several nieces
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.