Faye Annette Graham

faye graham

December 20, 1934 ~ April 28, 2024

Born in: Buncombe Co., NC
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Faye Annette Graham, a beloved resident of Asheville, passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 28th, at the age of 89, in her residence at Arbor Terrace.

Faye was known for her gentle spirit, kind heart and smile which touched the lives of all who knew her. Born on December 20, 1934, she spent her life dedicated to her family, friends, and community.

She embarked on her academic journey at Western Carolina University, where she pursued her passion for education and earned both her undergraduate and graduate degrees.

Faye’s dedication to education was evident from the start of her career. She began as a 5th-grade teacher at Aycock School, where she inspired countless young children and instilled in them a love for learning. Her commitment to excellence and leadership led her to serve as the Assistant Principal of Aycock School, where she continued to make a positive impact on the lives of students and educators alike.

Later in her career, Faye brought her expertise and passion to Vance Elementary, where she served as the Assistant Principal until her well-deserved retirement. Her legacy lives on in the countless lives she touched and the profound impact she made on the field of education.

In retirement, Faye embraced life with zest and enthusiasm, creating cherished memories with friends and loved ones. Her adventurous spirit led her on many exciting journeys around the globe, where she explored the beauty of destinations like Hawaii, Greece, Italy, and Canada.

Aside from her travels, Faye found joy in the simple pleasures of life, including her passion for playing bridge. She cherished the camaraderie and intellectual challenge of the game, sharing countless laughs and making lasting friendships over the bridge table.

Faye’s social circle extended beyond her bridge games, as she was an active member of the Epsilon Chapter Kappa Kappa Iota, an organization that promotes education. Through her involvement, she found a sense of belonging and sisterhood, enriching her life with meaningful connections and shared experiences.

Faye is survived by her loving sister, Anne Graham Elliott of Asheville, NC, who shared a lifelong bond of sisterhood and friendship with her.

She is also survived by her cherished nieces: Sheila Elliott Parker (Joe) of Gainesville, VA, and Shannon Elliott Kranyik (David) of Apex, NC. Faye’s nieces held a special place in her heart, and she took great joy in watching them grow and thrive.

Additionally, Faye leaves behind three adored great-nephews: Tripp, Elliott, and Buzz, whose youthful energy and laughter brought light and happiness into her life.

Faye’s family was her greatest source of love and support, and she treasured the time spent with each one of them. Their memories together will forever hold a special place in their hearts, serving as a testament to the bond of family and the enduring love they shared.

A Celebration of Faye Annette Graham’s life will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 4th, 2024, at a graveside service. The ceremony will take place at Calvary Episcopal Churchyard in Fletcher, where Faye will be laid to rest.

Groce Funeral Home on Patton Avenue is assisting the family.


Graveside Service: May 4, 2024 2:00 pm

Calvary Episcopal Churchyard
Hendersonville Road
Fletcher, NC 28732

Funeral Home Assisting The Family:

Groce Funeral Home - Patton Ave.
1401 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806


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  1. I am so sorry to hear of faye passing. She was a loving cousin. Growing up with Faye and Anne was quite an adventure when they came to visit Mama Bannister in Hartwell, Ga. I will have great memories of her and thankful to have her as a cousin.

    Jim & Helena Bannister

  2. Ann
    So many losses!!!!
    Very sad to learn that Faye had passed!
    She had a true sister bond with you that was very special!! Glad for all happy memories.

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