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Fay Faircloth

September 7, 1934 — August 8, 2023

Sophia

On August 8 , 2023, Fay Faircloth, 89, was called to heaven and went to walk with the angels. She passed away peacefully after a brief illness.

Born in Sophia, North Carolina in the house she grew up in, Fay’s life was centered around her church, Sophia Baptist in Sophia, NC. She began playing piano for her childhood church, Caraway Baptist, when she was only 12 years old and resumed playing when she joined Sophia Baptist, 50 years ago. When Sophia Baptist Church needed an organist, she stepped up and mastered the new instrument, playing until just a few years ago showing up Sunday after Sunday, Sunday and Wednesday nights, too. Fay also had a passion for cooking. Her specialty was desserts; candy, pies, and especially many varieties of cakes – all made from scratch – fudge with pecans, chocolate pies, and her favorite cakes: red velvet, apple, carrot, and pound cakes.

Fay was a proud mother and is survived by her three children, Randall (Patricia) Dawson, David Faircloth, and Marcie (Justin) Richardson; brother, Arthur Skeen; five grandchildren, Raina (Anthony) Fitzpatrick, Dillon (Amanda) Pugh, Daniel Pugh, Makayla Richardson, Chloe Richardson; and four great-grandchildren, Logan, Brody, Joseph, Joshua.

Fay was preceded in death by husbands Joel Dawson and Cecil Faircloth; parents Theodore Skeen and Bessie Skeen; and brother, Boyd Skeen.

The family will receive friends on Friday, August 11, 2023 from 10-10:50 am at Sophia Baptist Church, 4082 Millikan Road, Sophia, NC, 27350. Funeral Services will be held at 11am with Reverend Bill Barnes officiating. Burial will follow service at Randolph Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Sophia Baptist Church, 4082 Millikan Road, Sophia, NC, 27350.

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