Nellie Marie Faircloth

by Lynn McMillen
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Nellie Marie FairclothNellie Marie Faircloth, 90 of Athens, passed away on Sunday, February 4th, 2024, at Athens Limestone Hospital. Mrs. Faircloth was born on June 22nd, 1933, in New Albany, Indiana, to Lewis and Valteena McMahel McCallister.

Mrs. Faircloth is survived by her daughters Marsha Crump (John), of Columbus, GA, Angie Ferguson (Steve), of Elkmont, AL, and Kelli Barker (David), of Trinity, AL; grandchildren Julie Crump Hill (Edwin), Buffy Crump Glenn (Joseph), Timothy Crump, Monica Ferguson La Rock (Dwain), Steven Ferguson, Kayla Barker Martinez (Andrew), and Anna Kate Barker; and 10 great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband Frank Faircloth; 4 brothers; and 4 sisters.

Funeral services for Mrs. Faircloth will be Friday, February 9th, 2024, at 11:00, at Elkmont Church of Christ, with David Barker and Steve Ferguson officiating. Visitation will be Friday from 9:00-10:45am at the church building. Burial will be at Rocky Springs Cemetery in Bridgeport, AL, at 3:00pm. Pallbearers will be John Crump, Timothy Crump, Edwin Hill, Ethan Hill, Joseph Glenn, Steven Ferguson, Dwain La Rock, Alex King, and Nick King. Andrew Martinez will be an honorary pallbearer.

For her whole life, Mrs. Faircloth spent every week preparing for Sunday. She made sure her Bible class lesson was prepared, the bulletin boards at church were decorated, the needs of her congregation were met, her husband (the preacher) was supported, and her family’s hearts were prepared for worship.

While preparing for every Sunday, she devoted her life to preparing for the Sunday that she would be in Paradise and reunited with her husband.

Among her hobbies, she loved to paint, crochet, knit, and quilt. Her most recent service she did was to knit baby caps to be taken to the hospitals for newborn babies.

Marie Faircloth, “Ma-Ma,” loved the Lord and His church with her whole heart. She has now gained her reward. We are so thankful for the legacy she left and the memories we have. We pray we can strive to live up to the example she left for us.

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