MONTICELLO — Sallie Thelma Calloway Ham, 93, of Monticello passed away December 25, 2011 at Drew Memorial Hospital in Monticello. She was born January 29, 1918 in Union Parish, La.

MONTICELLO — Sallie Thelma Calloway Ham, 93, of Monticello passed away December 25, 2011 at Drew Memorial Hospital in Monticello. She was born January 29, 1918 in Union Parish, La.

Sallie was a loving, caring nurse who began her nursing career as a nurses’ aide at Drew Memorial Hospital in Monticello, studied at Pine Bluff Vocational Training School and became a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). After additional training, she became a specialist in cardiac care and worked in the Cardiac Care Unit (CCU) at Warren Hospital in Warren, Ark., for many years. She was a member of Second Baptist Church, Monticello.

She was preceded in death by her parents Joe Lee and Naughvelle Futch Calloway; her husband, Grady Henry Ham; two sons, Carroll Dean Ham and Paul Henry Ham; a brother, Clarence Calloway and a sister, Chlorene Calloway Jones.

She is survived by two daughters: Frances Marvelle Dye Fippen (Bill) of Little Rock and Wilma Rae Heflin (James “Jim”) of Abilene, Texas; one son, Grady Ronald “Ronnie” Ham of Little Rock; three grandchildren, Loretta Dye Butler and Thelma Dye Michalek (Bruce), both of Little Rock and James David Heflin (Amy) of Easthampton, Mass.; five great-grandchildren, Jaclyn “Jacki” Butler, Billy Butler (Melissa), Ashley Michalek, Anthony Michalek, Stella Heflin and three great-great-grandchildren; an identical twin Allie Calloway Cantley of Crossett; five other sisters, Leola Burns of Strong, Sudie Garner of El Dorado, Martha House of Huntsville, Ala., Jo Ann Smiley of Shreveport, La. and Elaine Dees of Hermitage; three brothers, Victor Calloway of Boston, Mass., Billy Ray Calloway of Crossett, and Wayne Calloway of Strong; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m. Thursday at Stephenson-Dearman Chapel with burial to follow in Oakland Cemetery.

Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Wednesday. Online guestbook www.stephensondearman.com.