Biography of

Denny Mount Callison


Born 27 Sep 1888, Locust, Pocahontas, WV
Died 04 Jan 1972, Marlinton, Pocahontas, WV
Married Rexford Dare Sammons, 30 Oct 1914, Sunlight, Greenbrier, WV; b 29 Aug 1889 Maysville, Greenbrier, WV; d 12 Jun 1977, Hillsboro, Pocahontas, WV

Old Droop Mt. Cemetery - Denny Mount Callison and Rexford Dare Sammons.

Children Born
Carrie Virginia Callison 21 Sep 1915
Harry Richard Callison 11 Sep 1918
Hubert Samuel Callison 06 Feb 1920
Gilmar Woods Callison 23 Oct 1922
Leo Baxter Callison 27 Feb 1928


Denny Mount Callison, 83, of Beard, died Tuesday January 4, 1972 in the Pocahontas Memorial Hospital after a long illness.  Mr. Callison had farmed all his life on the family farm at Beard.  He was a member of the Wesley Methodist Church at Hillsboro.  A son of the late Richard and Fannie Beard Callison, he was born at Beard September 27, 1888.  He was preceded in death by one son, Leo Baxter Callison, and four brothers, G. Steel Callison, Elba Bright Callison, Josiah Woods Callison, and Guel Callison.

Surviving him are his wife, Mrs. Rexford Sammons Callison; one daughter, Mrs. Virginia Callison Campbell of SInks Grove; three sons, Harry Callison of San Pedro, California, Hubert Callison of Beard, and Gilmer Callison of Tucson, Arizona; one brother Orion G. Callison of Mount Hope.

Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 1:00 PM in the Wesley United Methodist Church at Hillsboro by the Rev. William Markley and the Rev. Cecil Dalton.  Burial will be at the old Droop Cemetery.

Mrs. D. M. Callison - Mrs. Rexford Dare Callison, 87 of Beard, died early Sunday morning June 12, 1977 at Denmar State Hospital of a heart attack after a long illness.  The window of the late Denny Mount Callison, she was born at Sunlight, August 29, 1889.  She was the daughter of Samuel P. and Martha Knight Sammons.  Mrs. Callison was  a former schoolteacher in Green Bank and Pocahontas Counties.  She was a member of the United Methodist Church and a Sunday School teacher for many years at Beard.  She was  a charter member of the Locust Creek Home Demonstration Club.  Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Leo Baxter Callison; a brother Forrest Sammons; and sisters, Miss Kittie Sammons and Mrs. Cleo Crawford.

She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Virginia Campbell of Sinks Grove, sons, Harry Callison, San Pedro California, Hubert Callison, Hillsboro and Gilmer Callison, Tucson, Arizona; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild.  Funeral services were held at Hillsboro Wesley United Methodist Church Wednesday at 1 P.P. by the Rev. Sherman Markley, Rev. Jack Arbuckle and Rev. Harper Callison.  Burial at Old Droop Cemetery.