Myra Netherland McCall

May 27, 1923 ~ November 6, 2006

Myra Netherland McCall, 83, of 141 Fox Road, Mars Hill, NC passed away Monday, November 06, 2006 at the Brian Center in Weaverville, NC. She was a native of Bristol, TN and lived in New Smyrna Beach, Fla. for 27 years following her retirement from the Federal Government. Mrs. McCall was an Accountant for the U. S. Government. She was a daughter of the late William McKewen Netherland, Jr. and Cornelia Lewis Netherland. She was also preceded in death by one brother, William McKewen Netherland, III. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in New Smyrna Beach, Fla. Survivors include her husband of 62 years, Capt. Deward H. McCall; one sister, Mary Alice Gobble of Johnson City and five nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be conducted at 1:00 PM Thursday from the Morris-Baker North Chapel. Rev. Steven Harmon will officiate. Burial will follow in the Mountain Home National Cemetery. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 4:00 until 5:00 PM on Wednesday. Online condolences may be sent to the family via Arrangements are by Morris-Baker Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2001 Oakland Ave., Johnson City. 423-282-1521.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Deward just passed away this morning, and I was thinking about he and Myra and all those years together. He missed her so! While I know Deward wanted to keep going, I hope he will now be at peace together with Myra once again. I regret that I could not have protected him from some of those who took advantage of him in his final years. I will never forget his whispered words to me just a month ago. I told him it would be alright and we’d do what we could to make it right for him, and not to worry. I miss Deward and Myra very much – they were a couple you’d never forget! God speed, Deward.

  2. Anonymous says:

    We had many good times with Myra and Deward in New Smyrna. Actually purchased one of their condos, which is still in the family. Rita and Myra made many dinners together. Only recently, 2011, did we hear word of their passing, though had not been able to reach them by phone for some time. We miss them and send regrets to their family of nieces, nephews, even though much belated.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Deward and Grandma, both Monica and I will miss Myra. We know that the last few years have been challenging, but you can rest now, knowing that God has taken Myra into His arms and that she, too, is also truly at the peace that passes all understanding. Deward, there are no magic words that I have that could possibly assuage the grief that you feel as I cannot imagine the pain that comes with the loss of a wife of so many years. You can take consolation that she made a difference in my life. Once, when she told me how long you had been married, I asked her how you two managed to stay together for so long in a world where the divorce rate is approaching the marriage rate. She told me that her secret was understanding that we are all human, that we all make mistakes, and that you have to simply be willing to forgive while remembering that the good times have always outweighed the bad. You were truly blessed with a wonderful wife, companion, and best friend for life; we should all envy what you and Myra had and we should all strive for her understanding of what truly makes a lifelong love go beyond a simple commitment and exchange of rings and become the example and definition of love itself.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Deward, we are so sorry for the loss of Myra. She was such a wonderful person. We wish we had been closer to enjoy yours and her company more. She shall be missed. Hugs, Jewel and Doug Chapman

  5. Anonymous says:

    Deward: We’ll miss Myra so very much. I cannot believe she is gone, yet I also know she is at peace now and for that I am grateful. She couldn’t have found a better partner in this life than you – you have been so dedicated to her. I will be there for her services on Thursday. If you need anything please let me know. Love, Polly, Sarah, Erik and family

  6. Anonymous says:

    With our deepest sympathy. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Claude and Mary

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