Alton Ray McCallum ’74

Elder Alton R. McCallum, 48, of Third Avenue, Brunswick, died Tuesday, March 7, at Arlington Hospital, Arlington, Va.

He was the husband of Polly Ann Lathon McCallum, his wife of 27 years.

Born Jan. 18, 1952, in Pembroke, N.C., he was a son of the late Leon and Recie Barnes McCallum.

Elder McCallum was a member and elder of the Apostolic Church of the Lord Jesus Christ, Williamsburg, Va.

He received his bachelor’s degree in pre-medicine from Davidson College, Davidson, N.C., and continued his graduate work at Central Michigan University.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served for 10 years.

He had been employed with the U.S. Department of Defense, Falls Church, Va., at the time of his death.

Elder McCallum enjoyed spending time with and supporting his family.

Surviving in addition to his wife are 11 children, Junaia McCallum of Delaware, and Lakisha McCallum, Alton R. McCallum Jr., Grace McCallum, Timothy McCallum, Elizabeth McCallum, Leah McCallum, Rebekah McCallum, Rachel McCallum, Bethany McCallum and Stephen McCallum, all of Brunswick; one granddaughter, Deja McCallum; four brothers, Leverna McCallum of New Jersey, Thomas McCallum of Tennessee, Robert McCallum of Illinois, and Charles McCallum of North Carolina; one sister, Retha Mae McCallum of Maryland; three aunts, Geneva Davis of North Carolina, Drucilla Gore of West Virginia, and Estella Robinson of New Jersey; one uncle, Benny McArthur of North Carolina; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Mr. McCallum was preceded in death by one brother, Leon McCallum.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, March 11, and Sunday, March 12, at Stauffer Funeral Home, 1621 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, March 13, at the funeral home, with Bishop Palmer officiating.

Interment will be held at 11:45 a.m. Tuesday, March 14, in Maryland Veterans Cemetery, Garrison Forest.

Published Online in The Frederick News-Post on Mar. 10, 2000