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Shirley Edward Fairley

Graveside services were held Monday, Feb. 22, 2021, at Gray Memorial Gardens in Carson, for Mr. Shirley Edward “P-Nut” Fairley, 74, who died Monday, Feb. 15, 2021, in Bassfield.

Rev. Maxine Price officiated with Johnson Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Shirley Edward Fairley was born in Carson, to the late John C. and Myrtle Fairley. He attended Carver High School in Bassfield.  He worked with International Union Workers and later became self-employed brick mason where he continued this work over 40 years.  He was a member of Blackmon Temple C.M.E. Church where he served as a Trustee.  He was an honorary member of the Progress Hunting Club.

Mr. Fairley was married to Mrs. Linda Graves Fairley and to this union, two daughters were born.

He was a preceded in death by his sister, Irene; four brothers, Charles Lee, Edgar Lee, Leonard Ray and Howard D. and nephew, Chris Fairley.

He is survived by his wife, Linda; eight children, Darren Fairley and Glenda (Shod) Rawls of Bassfield; Kenneth (Pammy) Adams of Pascagoula; Sharonda (Robert) Keys of Gulfport; Frederick (Shalonda) Booth of Hattiesburg; Junita Price of Bassfield; Jonathan (Laquita) Hall of Houston, Texas; Lilcreshia (Kyle) Williams of San Antonio, Texas; siblings, Joe Louis (Mary Ruth), Samuel (Charlene), Joyce (Ken), Gilda (Ceroy), Leonard (Jean), Patricia, Vernita, Gloria Jean, Shirley Joyce, Pete, Elandrea, Calvin, Teresa and Mary Jane; one aunt, Dessie Lee Price; six sisters-in-law; four brothers-in-law; 28 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and many other relatives and friends.