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Callie English Autry, 96, a blessed, sweet-spirited lady, passed peacefully from her earthly life on Sunday, July 17, 2016, at her home.

Callie English Autry
                   Callie English Autry

She was born June 22, 1920, in Pender County, where she and her beloved husband, James Perry Autry, raised their two children.

Callie will be remembered for her beautiful smile, sweet sweet spirit and abundance of selflessness to her family, friends and a house full of feline pets. She spent countless hours in her garden and sharing the fruits of her labors.

As Callie grew older with health problems, she rarely complained and never spoke ill of anyone. Callie’s joy in her simple, but fulfilling life was evident by the way she lived. She will be greatly missed.

In addition to her husband, Callie was preceded in death by her sister, Rachel Wells.

She is survived by her son, Michael Autry; her daughter, Judy A. Watkins; and her husband, Billy Watkins; her granddaughter, Lisa W. Lewis (Bart); her great-grandchildren, Bradford Lewis and Allison Lewis; her sister, Olivia Andrade; and many extended family and friends.

The family will receive friends at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 20, 2016, at Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home, 308 W. Fremont St., Burgaw, N.C., where a service led by the Rev. Ray Kennedy will follow at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in Riverview Memorial Park.