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Hugh Callens Sr. (3-11-19) service 4-14-19

Hugh Lafayette Callens Sr.,96, resident of Murfreesboro and formerly of Memphis and Savannah, passed away on March 11.
He was born in Hardin County on May 28, 1922, son of the late Talmadge and Nellie Callens.
He is preceded in death by his beloved wife of 68 years Mabel Wolfe Callens, and the great joy of their lives, son Hugh Callens Jr.
In 1942, he enlisted in the Army and was active in Normandy and Northern France during World War II. Once he returned home, Hugh became a devoted minister of the Baptist church which he served the rest of his life. He attended Union University in Jackson.  He loved God and was always eager to tell people about his faith. He pastored LeClair Church in Memphis and then was monumental in the beginnings of and pastored at Agape Baptist Church in Memphis.  Even in his retirement, he helped lead many Bible studies, traveled as an evangelical minister, and devoted many hours to a prison ministry.
He will be greatly missed by all who were blessed enough to be a part of his life.
A graveside service was held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 14. in Savannah, at Memory Gardens of Hardin County. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Memphis Union Mission, Baptist Children’s Home or a charity of your choice.