Beulah McCallum passed away at the age of 90 on Wednesday, February 6, 2019. She was born, the fifth of six children, on November 14, 1928 into a North Okaloosa pioneer family near Poverty Creek and was a lifelong resident of Okaloosa County. Beulah held many roles and occupations during her long life—including a pastor’s wife, telephone operator, school food service worker, and a homemaker. By far, her favorite “job” was being ‘Nana’ to Matthew, Hannah, and Nick.
Beulah was preceded in death by her parents, Reverend Ivy Pierce and Sidney Leathy (Kilpatrick) Cadenhead; her husband of 62 years, Reverend Donald H. McCallum; an infant daughter, Melody Gail McCallum; her brother Grady I. Cadenhead and wife Ruby; sisters, Gussie Nowling, Essie Mae Mason and husband Lance, and Esther Raybon and husband Vet.
Beulah is survived by daughter, Linda M. Henderson and husband Bobby; son, Roger D. McCallum and wife Cathy; 3 grandchildren, Nancy Henderson Lundy and husband Gary, Becky Henderson Breda and husband Jimmy, Daniel McCallum and wife Ashli; 5 great grandchildren, Emily and Dalton Lundy, Cate Breda, Kinsley and Caden McCallum; her sister Maggie Barrow and husband Dewie; sisters-in-law Eleanor M. Wilson and Sarah McCallum. Also surviving are several cousins, numerous nieces and nephews, and many friends and church family.
The family would like to say a special thanks to the staff at Crescent Park Village Assisted Living Facility and Crestview Rehabilitation Center for their devoted care and compassion.
A time of visitation will be held Friday, February 8, 2019 from 6-8 pm at Whitehurst-Powell Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 2:30 pm on Saturday, February 9, 2019 at Auburn Pentecostal Church, with Rev. Wayne Fussell officiating. Burial will follow in Liveoak Park Memorial Cemetery in Crestview.
Flowers are welcome, or donations may be made to the Hurricane Michael Relief Effort Fund, c/o First Baptist Church of Milton, 6797 Caroline St., Milton, FL 32570, in Beulah’s memory.
Arrangements are entrusted to Whitehurst Powell Funeral Home in Crestview. Guest book and condolences are available online at www.whitehurstpowellfuneralhome.com