Age: 75 Address: Burnsville Date of Death: Sunday, January 27, 2013 Arrangements: Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home
Details: Kathleen Briggs Fairchild passed away Sunday, January 27th. A native of Yancey County, she was a daughter of the late George and Dora Beaver Briggs and the wife of Frank Fairchild who died in 1986. She was also preceded in death by brothers; Ralph, Arnold and Les; and sisters: Addie and Esther. Kathleen was a retired employee of Hampshire Hosiery Mill in Spruce Pine. She was a loving mother and grandmother and enjoyed gardening and quilting.
Surviving are a son: Joey Fairchild of Burnsville; 2 daughters: Laura Fairchild of Burnsville and Lisa Vargas of Marion; 2 grandchildren: Dylan Fairchild and Selena Vargas; 3 brothers: Frank, Robert and Rex Briggs and 2 sisters: Louise Griffith and Bonnie Byrd.
A memorial service will be held at 3 PM Sunday, February 3, 2013 in the Newdale Presbyterian Church. Revs. Billy Mitchell and Brian and Judy Weger will officiate. The family will receive friends following the service at the church.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Mitchell County, 236 Hospital Drive, Spruce Pine, NC 28777 or Newdale Presbyterian Church, 71 Newdale Church Road, Burnsville, NC 28714.