Nella Dean Call
Graveside services for Nella Dean Call, 93, longtime resident of Gainesville, most recently of Montague, are scheduled for 2:00 PM on Thursday, February 27, 2020 at New Resthaven Cemetery with Rev. Larry Kremling officiating. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 7:00 PM on Wednesday, February 26 at Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home.
Mrs. Call passed away February 23, 2020 in Montague.
Dean was born February 3, 1927 in Nashville, Arkansas to Bill and Dovie Donahue. She married Gus Call on April 29, 1947. Mrs. Call was a proud and devoted member of Calvary Baptist Church for over 60 years. She enjoyed gardening and caring for her beloved pets.
Survivors include: daughter Carol Jakse of Montague; daughter Dolores Boyd and husband Bob of Woodinville, Washington; grandchildren: Deanna, Paul, Emy, Ricky, Jack, Jan, Joe, Michael, Richard, and Susan; six great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; brother Gene Donahue of Purcell, Oklahoma; and brother Wilson Lingo.
Mrs. Call was preceded in death by: parents Bill and Dovie Donahue; husband of 38 years, Gus Call; son Jim Call; daughter Paula Morford; grandson Robert Allen Wright; grandson Clifton Brossart; grandson James Brossart; and brother Billy Wade Donahue.
Memorial contributions may be made to Calvary Baptist Church.
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Published on February 25, 2020


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Berneal Laws
Feb 26, 2020
I'm sorry to hear about Nell Dean. I did not know her. My mother, Lana Faye (Dixon) Laws, was first cousin to Nell, Wilson, Gene, Billy, Wilma Duggar and others. Dovie (McBay) (Lingo) Donahue and my grandmother, Ola (McBay) Dixon were sister. God Bless to the family and RIP