August 12, 1920 ~ August 10, 2011

Born in: Waynesville, NC,
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Faye Graham McMahan, 90, died Wednesday, August 10, 2011 at John F. Keever, Jr. Solace Center. Faye was born September 12, 1920 in Waynesville, NC and lived in Asheville for most of her life. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Clyde Baxter Graham, who died in 1973 and her second husband, Carmen McMahan, who died in 1989. Faye is survived by her two sons, David R. Graham and his wife, Linda and Baxter W. Graham and his wife, Carol; one granddaughter, Elizabeth Baxter Graham as well as a brother, Grover C. Baldwin. A private family service was held on Saturday. Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian is assisting the family.

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  1. Faye was one of the most gracious Christian ladies it has been my privilege to have as a friend. Her smile was worth a million dollars to everyone who knew her. She was such a beautiful woman in all ways and will sorely missed. God bless you.

  2. Faye was a wonderful loving and caring person. I used to visit with her when Aunt Emma lived with her. I was in college at Mars Hill. Later when my granddaddy, her Uncle Chan, was sick and in the hospital she called me about every hour to check on him and on me. Even in that trying time she and I could find something to giggle about. I know you will miss her so much. My prayers will be with you as you mourn her death.

  3. Faye was a good friend for over 30 years. I enjoyed visiting her in her apartment in south asheville, behind where mutual friend, Morris, used to live. We enjoyed taking her out to lunch from time to time. She thought so highly of her two sons as well as her granddaughter. She was a wonderful human being and I valued her friendship.
    Hugh Himan

  4. Just want the family to know that Faye was one of the sweetest people I’ve ever been blessed to know.May God be with you all of you. She’s seeing lot’s of her friends.

  5. Dear David and Baxter:

    Jessie and I want to let both of you know how dear your mother was to us. Faye was one of the sweetest persons’ we ever knew. God has taken her to be with Him. Faye will be missed by many of her friends. Our prayers are with both of you.

    Tommy and Jessie Koontz

  6. David and Baxter, what wonderful memories I have of your mother. Always so kind, gracious – even to us trying teenagers. I will always picture her with that beautiful smile. You will be kept in our prayers.

  7. To Faye’s Family, I am so sorry to hear of Faye’s passing. I am a member of Biltmore Baptist Church and a friend of Fayes’ . I hadn’t seen Faye in some time, but she and I used to work together on mailings for the church and other projects. Such a sweet lady! I just wanted to let you know this and that I will not forget her smiling face. I’m so sorry for your loss, but I know she is in no pain now and dancing with the angels. It was a blessing to me to know her!

  8. David and Baxter. I am sending this on behalf of the Ponder girls; Linda, Edwina (Eddie) and Betty Jean. We were in the church all our lives with your Mother. Linda and Eddie had her as their teacher in GAs and still talk about her good refreshments; chicken salad and brownies, as well as the example she lived for the young ladies of the church. Mother, Dad and myself (Snub and Wilma) and Winston & Norma Pulliam would go to your Mother’s home for the most delicious meals. You rarely saw Faye without her beautiful smile. What a LADY and what a witness for Christ. She will be missed. Betty Ponder, Linda Pressley, and Edwina McCraw.

  9. Baxter,David I was so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. She was truly a wonderful, kind lady. No matter what state I moved to she always sent me cards to let me know she was always thinking of me. Growing up with your family was one of the best times of my life. She will for sure brighten up the skies as she did all of our lives. My prayers will be with your family.

  10. David and Baxter, Faye has been a loving and caring friend to me and my mother, Betty Morgan. We thank God for her friendship and many wonderful memories.

  11. Faye was a caring, loving, generous soul who welcomed everyone with a warm smile. I was her neighbor for several yrs at Cedar Forest. Whenever she baked brownies or cupcakes, she shared them with me and other neighbors. She often swept my porch, warmly welcomed new neighbors, and always had a cheerful disposition. I will miss her and our little chats together.


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