Della Wilson McCall, 89, the 12th child of John David and Hattie Jane Fansler Wilson, was born Oct. 12, 1915, at Big Piney near Huggins. She died March 26, 2005, at the Kabul Nursing Home at Cabool.She spent her childhood in the Plum Valley community where she attended school.At age 17, she and her sister, Sylvia, attended a Pentecostal revival at Racket Ridge Church. She met a young man, Cleo McCall, who wanted to take “”that gal”” home. They were married April 6, 1934. During their 54-year marriage they had four children.In 1945, the McCalls moved to Cabool from Bucyrus and joined the First Baptist Church in Cabool.They hauled milk for Producers Creamery. Mr. McCall was a contract mail carrier. Mrs. McCall retired from Bauer Brothers Shoe Factory in the mid ’70s.After retirement, they enjoyed fishing, gardening and camping. They made several trips to Alaska to visit her brother, Herb.She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; 11 brothers and sisters, Grace Hutsell, Olin Wilson, Doris W. Wilson, Herbert Wilson, Faye Sanders, Mae Harral, Jack Wilson, Sylvia Harral and three infant siblings.Surviving are her four children, Darlene Lawrence of Harrison, Ark., Maxine Hamilton and Wendall McCall of Cabool and Bonnie Nichols of Arlington, Texas; 10 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.Services were March 29 at the First Baptist Church in Cabool with the Rev. David Purichia officiating. Burial was in the Cabool Cemetery under the direction of Elliott-Gentry-Carder Funeral Home of Cabool. “

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