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Updated: 11/17/2013 08:00:02AM

Avie L. McCall

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Avie L. McCall, 96, of Port Charlotte, Fla., passed away Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013.

She was born April 21, 1917, in Gainesville, Fla., moving to Arcadia, Fla., as a small child.

Avie was a homemaker. She enjoyed quilting, traveling, canning, crocheting, cooking, arts and crafts, and spending time with her family. Avie was a member of First Christian Church of Arcadia.

Survivors include her four sons, Carroll McCall of Punta Gorda, Fla., Ronnie (Kwan) McCall of Jacksonville, Fla., Charlie (Sharon) McCall of Roswell, Ga., Darrell D. McCall of Arcadia; one daughter, Elinor (Gene) Scott of Punta Gorda; one sister, Marie Haffner of Callahan, Fla.; 12 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; 23 great-great-grandchildren; and two great-great-great grandchildren. Avie was preceded in death by her parents, Issac and Vashti Campbell Simmons; her beloved husband of 41 years, Nolon McCall; daughters, Patricia (nee McCall) Matthew, Sandra (nee McCall) Hendry and Martha McCall; son, Jerry McCall; grandson, Robie Prescott; sisters, Wilimena Cox and Lillian McCall; and brothers, H.T. Simmons and Daniel Simmons.

A gathering of family and friends will be held to celebrate the life of Avie L. McCall from 10 a.m. until a memorial service at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, at the chapel of Ponger-Kays-Grady Funeral Home, 50 N. Hillsborough Ave., Arcadia, with the Rev. Dr. Ron York officiating. Online condolences may be made at

Arrangements are by Ponger-Kays-Grady Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Arcadia.

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