Scott Chatoney Callaway, age 93, of 1322 Horner Street, Elizabeth City, NC, died Sunday, May 3, 2009 at his residence. Mr. Callaway was the son of the late Fountain Gallatin Callaway and Fannye Mary Chatoney Callaway and the husband of Bernice Naylor Callaway of the residence. They were married April 3, 1942. He was a Staff Sergeant in the US Army serving from August 28, 1942 to November 27, 1945 in North Africa and Italy during WW II. Mr. Callaway was a member of First United Methodist Church for over fifty years, a choir member and Sunday School Teacher. He graduated from Grenada High School, received a B.A. from the University of Mississippi and Master of Music from the University of Michigan. He taught at Duck Hill, MS, University of Mississippi, Lexington, KY, and was the Band Director for Elizabeth City High School from 1949 ‘ 1969 and at Northeastern High School from 1970 ‘ 1983 and volunteered with the Community Concert. He was inducted into the National Carolina Bandmasters Association Hall of Fame of Band Directors on November 9, 2008 in Winston-Salem, NC. He was a member of the NC Music Educators Association, NC Association of Educators, National Teachers Association, member of and served as President for two years of the Elizabeth City Music Club, member of and served two terms as President of the NC Retired School Personnel since 1983, member of and served two terms as President of the Elizabeth City Lions Club since 1950 and published the club’s bulletin, ‘The Lion’s Den’, Honorary Member of River City Lions Club who presented him the Melvin Jones Fellow Award and Life Membership into Lions Club International Foundation in 1996, member of NC People with William Friday, member Arts of the Albemarle, longtime member of Museum of the Albemarle, former member of the Board of Directors of Albemarle Area Widowed Persons Service. He was presented The Order of The Long Leaf Pines by Gov. James B. Hunt in November 1995, and was presented life member of the NC Foundation. He received Recognition from the City of Elizabeth City by Mayor Jack Weeks in 1982 and Mayor Rick Gardner in 1985.
Besides his wife he is survived by three sons, Clark Naylor Callaway and wife Debbie of Beaufort, NC, Scott Callaway, II, of Vancouver Island, Canada, and William ‘Bill’ Fountain Callaway and wife Melodye of Wanchese, NC; three sisters, Frances Wilson of Brandon, MS, Lillie James of Huntsville, AL, and Sue Ward of Grenada, MS; five grandchildren, Lillie Bernice Callaway and William ‘Buddy’ Thomas Callaway both of Wanchese, NC, Christopher Callaway and wife Caroline of Cincinnati, OH, Amber Keeter and Candi Keeter both of Beaufort, NC; two great grandsons, Ayden Callaway and Logan Callaway of Cincinnati, OH; sister-in-law, Barbara Callaway of McGee, MS; and several nieces and nephews. He was pre-deceased by a daughter Joy Bernice Callaway, a sister Mary Callaway Bridges, and a brother Charles Allison Callaway.
Funeral services will be Thursday, May 7, 2009 at 2:00 pm at First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Mike Frese officiating. Burial will follow at West Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7:00 to 8:30 pm Wednesday and at other times at the residence. Memorial donations may be made to a church or a charity of one’s choice. Twiford’s Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is in charge of arrangements. You may express condolences to the family by visiting www.twifordfh.com.Print Obituary & Condolences