Faye Huntley Merrill

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Faye Huntley Merrill, 84, passed away on Monday, March 9, 2010, at Fleshers Fairview Healthcare Center. A native of Henderson County, she was the daughter of the late Dewey and Bertha Justus Huntley. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Charlie Robert Merrill, who died in 2005. Faye was a member of Emma's Grove Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday School for many years. She enjoyed nature and spending time in her garden. Faye was very passionate about her home and family. She is survived by her son, Robert Douglas Merrill and his wife, Christina, of Fairview; three grandchildren, Henry Lawrence, Adam Richard and Lily Faye, all of Fairview; three sisters, Marie Fite of Fairview, Katherine Allison of Asheville and Louise Early of Lake Lure; one brother, Wm. W. "Bud" Huntley of Fairview as well as several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 3:00-4:00 PM on Wednesday, March 10, 2010 at Emma's Grove Baptist Church. The funeral service will follow at 4:00 p.m. at the church with Reverends Wade Huntley and Charles Rogers officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery. For those who desire, memorial donations may be made to Emma's Grove Baptist Church building fund, PO Box 1786, Fairview, NC 28730. The memorial register is available at "Obituaries" at www.grocefuneralhome.com

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  1. She touched my life in so many ways and I will forever miss her
    laughing and joking around, so much fun to be with. I am so sorry I was not around to visit her more often after Uncle Robert passed. I know that
    the doors of Heaven opened wide when she passed. The Peace of Our
    Lord will be with her forever more. All of my love and prayers to Doug,
    Christina and Lily.

  2. Never have sisters and a brother shared so much love and memories in a lifetime. We have always been there for each other and throughout all of the sickness and heartaches we have always been there and shared our love. Oh, how you will be missed! I cannot understand all of this now, but just want you to know how much you were loved and how empty my life will be without your smiling face.
    Forever, all my love to Doug, Christina and Lily (your beloved namesake.)


  3. Faye I will also remember our walks in the woods after lunch on our days when I was little. I loved spending time with you and Kat just walking and talking. You helped me love Middle Fork because of all the memories you shared with me, from when you were growing up. I hate to see you go but I know that you are in a better place and you are with Papaw, Granny and Robert. Tell them we will see them all soon. Love you always and forever.

  4. Doug, Our heartfelt prayers and sympathy go to you and Lilly. We will always have fond memories of Rob and Faye and the inspiration they have been to our church family. God bless you and give you comfort. Love in Christ, Steve, Claudia, Beth, Madeline and Isabella.

  5. We are deeply saddened by the loss of your mother. Please know that the family is in our thoughts and prayers at this time. Your friends and family @ Emmas Grove Baptist Church.

  6. Doug, & Family, we are so sorry, we sure will miss her, she was such a good neighbor and friend. May God’s comfort and Grace be with all of you.

  7. Doug,
    I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your Mother. I wish I had heard earlier so I could have attended the services. We had some great times growing up together. I have such fond memories of your Mom. You and your family will be in my prayers. God bless and be with you.

  8. Thankyou friends and family for all the kind thoughts and memories. Faye is the most graceful and kind woman I have ever known. She shared her love with me and the boys and I am forever blessed and thankful. Forever thankful for my daughter Lily Faye – she will carry on a part of Faye that will always be with us. Doug is truly blessed to have had such a wonderful mother.

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