Roy Acuff Fairley

Published 3:33 pm Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Funeral services were held Saturday, August 9, 2014, at Springhill MB Church for Mr. Roy Acuff “Cowboy” Fairley, age 72, who died Sunday, August 3, at Song Rehabilitation and Health Center in Columbia. Rev. Roy Thompson officiated with interment following in the Mt. Zion Church cemetery. Johnson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Roy Fairley was born to the late Janie and Dunkin Fairley in Mt. Olive. He attended Johnson’s School in Prentiss. He was baptized at Mt. Zion MB Church. He was employed at Magnatech Manufacturing in Mendenhall. Later, he started farming with the late S.L. Richmond until his health failed him.

He was married to the late Shirley Ann Sands, to this union six children were born.

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He is survived by three daughters, Carolyn (Aaron) Griggs of Virginia Beach, VA, Lola Walker of Prentiss, and Dorethia Fairley of Norfolk, VA; two sons, Roy Lee (Debbie) Fairley and Willie Lee (Lisa) Fairley both of Prentiss; two brothers, Frank Fairley and Larce (Margie) Burkhalter both of Prentiss; three sisters, Mabaline Fairley, Evelyn Fairley both of Prentiss and Fannie Lue Fairley of Mt. Olive; 13 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; many other relatives and friends.