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Bobbie Rewis Callahan, age 88, of Lyons died Thursday, June 10, 2021, at Community Hospice after an extended illness.  She was a native and lifelong resident of Lyons.  She attended Lyons High School and was a member of the Class of 1950.  She was a homemaker by trade.  For 76 years, she was a member of the First Baptist Church of Lyons where she worked in the nursery and served as a Leader for the Girl’s Auxiliary and the Young Women’s Auxiliary.  In addition, she served as the President of the Women’s Missionary Union, the second time covering a span of 15 years. Last but not least, she served as Fidelis Sunday School Class President for 32 years.

In her later years, she joined The Oaks Baptist Church and was a faithful member of not only the church but also the choir.  The opportunities she had to serve her Lord provided her with a great deal of joy.  Her greatest joy, however, came from the time she spent with family.  She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Her many names included Mama, Granny, Diddley, and GiGi.  She loved her family deeply and unconditionally and was blessed with a long life which allowed her to be involved in the lives of her family, especially the great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents Wright Rewis and Carrie Thompson Rewis; three sisters, Dora Bell Strickland, Lula Bell Smith, and Hazel Bacon; four brothers, Randall Strickland, Cleo Strickland, Tommie Strickland, and Elmer Rewis.

Survivors include three children, Cheryl West (Buddy) of Vidalia, Randy Callahan (Beth) of Vidalia, and Terri Kerr (Tim) of Dublin; five grandchildren, Ainsley Kerr of Dublin,   Kristin Ellison (Ben) of Waynesboro, Ashley Collins (Casey} of Decatur, Jessica Flakes (D.J.) of Millen, Clay Callahan (Traci) of Lyons, and Haley Roksandich (Charlie) of Newport, Tennessee; great-grandchildren West Ellison and Brinley Ellison of Waynesboro, Callahan Collins and Harper Collins of Decatur, Judah Coleman, Jane Coleman, and Abby Flakes of Millen, Sarah Roksandich, Wyatt Roksandich, and Elijah Rokasandich of Newport, Tennessee.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday evening from 6:00 until 8:00.

The funeral service will be Sunday, June 13th, at 3:00 p.m. in the chapel of Ronald V. Hall Funeral Home with Reverend Randy Callahan, Pastor Trent Akins, and Pastor Christian Burton officiating.  Burial will follow in the Lyons City Cemetery.

Ronald V. Hall Funeral Home of Vidalia is in charge of arrangements.

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