WEST POINT – Doretha K. Fairchild, 89, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014, at Dugan Memorial Home in West Point. She born July 8, 1924, in Clay County to Flora Perkins and Thomas Wilson Keller. She was a homemaker and attended Bible Baptist Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today, Jan. 29, at Calvert Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Alan Garbutt officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery in West Point. Calvert Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include one son, Jerry Eugene Sanders (Susan) of Spring, Texas; two grandchildren, Stacy Elizabeth Grant (Corey) of Spring, Texas, and Christy Sheree Foster (Wes) of Cleveland, Texas; nine great-grandchildren; one sister, Vadie K. Smith of Baytown, Texas; and three brothers, James L. Keller of Collinsville, Harold Keller (Nancy) and Claude Keller, both of West Point.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, A.C. Sanders Jr., Sam Gray and John Grover Fairchild; a son, A.C. Sanders III; and brothers, Tom and Kenneth Keller.
Pallbearers will be Martin Wilson, Larry Wilson, Earl Sanders, Billy Harmon, Sammy Pearson and Ronnie Robinson. Honorary pallbearers will be Gene Swindol, Junie Cunningham, Jody Bryant, Bill Parker, Cliff Hammond, Corey Grant, Wes Foster, staff of Dugan Memorial Home, Dr. Edmund A. Miller Jr., Gina Whitacre, nurse practitioner, and the family of Bible Baptist Church.
Memorials may be made to Paralyzed Veterans of America, 7 Millbrook Road, Wilton, NH 03086 or to West Point/Clay County Animal Shelter, 1212 Old Tibbee Road, West Point, MS 39773.
Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday at Calvert Funeral Home.
Friends may leave an online condolence at www.calvertfuneralhome.com.
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