Sarah Preston Fairley

Published 12:00 am Thursday, December 28, 2006

CHARLOTTE – Mrs. Fairley, 90, of 4311 Eagle Lake Drive, Charlotte, died Monday Dec. 25, 2006 at the home of her daughter.

She was born May 4, 1916 in Bristol, Va. to Thomas Wilson Preston and Florence Bell Blair Preston. She was a high school graduate of Sullin’s Academy and Sullin’s College, Bristol, Va., and a member of St Luke’s Episcopal Church for many years in Salisbury. She was a past President of the Episcopal Church Women. Most recently she was a member of Steele Creek Presbyterian Church, a member of the Ex Libris Book Club and the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Her husband, Henry Norden Fairley, pharmacist, part owner of Innes Street Drug Stores and owner of Doctor’s Building Drug Store in Salisbury, preceded her in death on Jan. 16, 1990.

Survivors include Blair Fairley McCombs and husband Rick of Charlotte, Henry Norden Fairley III and wife Linda of Salisbury, and one grandchild, Henry Norden Fairley IV.

Service: Funeral Service for Mrs. Fairley will be held in the Dilworth Chapel of Hankins & Whittington Funeral Service on Thursday at 11 a.m. with Reverend Valerie Phillips officiating. Interment will be be in Mountain View Cemetery in Bristol, Va. on Friday at 11 a.m.

Memorials: St Luke’s Episcopal Church, 131 West Council Street, Salisbury, NC 28144 or Steele Creek Presbyterian Church, 7407 Steele Creek Rd. Charlotte, NC 28217.

Hankins & Whittington Funeral Service is assisting the Fairley family.