Stranger things have happened no doubt, but I just turned on the TV RFDTV and Ralph Emery is interviewing Brenda Lee. No telling how old the interview is, but she mentioned Peanut Faircloth and Red Foley. She said that Peanut is still alive and living in Chattanooga. That's when I decided to google Peanut Faircloth and found this obituary and story of his death. Long story short, I remember listening to Peanut Faircloth on a station in Crossville, Tn., back in the 70's I think. Sorry to see he is no longer with us.
We have a number of 45 and 78 records of Mr. Faircloth in our warehouse. There are possible duplicates and these are on Bibletone label. If any of the family or friends are interested, you may call 615-885-8000 or 704-918-9919.
Sorry about Peanuts demise. I played fiddle for him on his HOEDOWN PARTY GANG and enjoyed working with him on the network. Hal Casey.
Very sorry to hear of Charlie's passing. My sincere condolences to his loved ones. I spin his recording of "Coffee, Cigarette's And Tears" on my volunteer radio show "Good & Country" on KFAI every once in a while.
did not get to meet him, but have heard wonderful things about him from my sister. Best thing is that he knew the Lord.
Many thanks to everyone who cared for Charlie "Peanut" enough to share their thoughts and memories of him. We treasure them.
--Frankie & family
I first met Charlie in Dalton, GA when he was associated with WRCD. Later,at meetings in different venues from Georgia to Nashville to, most recently, the Boxcar Pinion Festival in Chattanooga, he always remembered me by name and by my guitar, a Gibson Hummingbird. He was a salt-of-the-earth person and I will miss him greatly.
We will miss Peanut as the MC for our Boxcar Pinion Memorial Bluegrass Festival. He was such a joy! Rest in peace dear Peanut. Our prayers for all the family and many friends. Love and peace to all, that's what Peanut wants.
Dear Bonnie and family. So sorry to hear of your loss. I remembered as a child my parents loved to hear Peanut on the radio. My Dad would get a kick out of listening to him.
I saw Peanut only once, on the stage at Berea College, probably at one of Loyal Jones' Appachian Music festivals in the early 70s. He sang and played harmonica, and after 35 years I still remember "That's right, ladies; Sterling beer has no more calories than a sody cracker!" But more, I remember getting a brief glimpse of an entertainer from an era gone by, and a man who took immense delight in life and people. I felt happy that my friend Raiford was so lucky to have such a father...
I've heard of Peanut all my life, but never ran across him until a couple of years ago, I asked if he "taught washboard", he said he never had but wouldn't mind giving some tips. A friend of mine and I went to his home, we had the best visit! He helped her with the washboard, he told us a litte about his life/experiences, he wouldn't take money so we bought a CD from him, best investment ever! plus, I have our conversation/lesson recorded as we were going to "practice" what he told us about the washboard. Thank you Peanut! You made our day!
We are thinking about each of you during this most difficult time and it's comforting to know that you have a Savior to lean on. You will be in our prayers. We love you all. Clara & Pat Thompson
To express the loss for us all of one of the seminal lovers of life, love, humor, music is so difficult. Too short was each visit. Well remembered is each encounter. Watching Mr. Faircloth's son, Raiford, over a lifetime reveals much of what Charlie Faircloth's power and influence in this life is. Music and family and care of those who matter is part an parcel of being a Faircloth - along with a great wit and sense of humor. Thank you, sir, for all that you are and continue to be in we who survive you for now.
I count myself so very lucky to know this family and to have shared the stage, to infrequently, with such a celebrity and artist as Peanut Faircloth.
You are all in my thoughts and prayers, now and always.
I heard it said recently that "Heaven" is knowing one is remembered well for the many moments of sharing with and caring for others. Charlie Raiford "Peanut" Faircloth IS in heaven, I'm sure.
With highest regards and love to you all,
What a beautiful story. Prayers of comfort to the family of Charlie. Through his struggles and success he left his family a beautiful story and heritage. This is a man whom touched lives everywhere he went, that shows the love and care he had for the human race. His life work will carry on long after we are gone and keep inspiring those who hear it. God Bless you Raif and your family what great memories you will have to pass on to your grandchildren. Bryan and Kelly Heeb and family
I didn't know him personally but remember him fondly from events around the area.
So sorry to hear about the loss of Peanut. Even though we don't know each other,we are cousins. I am Clara Thompson's daughter,Linda. When I read about the life of Peanut,I think of how much I missed not knowing him. I can just imagine the stories he could tell that I would have loved to hear. You will all be in my prayers. Know that he is now in God's arms singing those sweet songs for Him. God bless you. Linda Thompson Kukuda
A greater father-in-law could not be asked for.
My grandfather was the greatest influence in my life. Every time I had to write a paper for school on who was most influential in my life, it was written about Pappy Peanut. If it weren't for Pappy, I may not have excelled in a lot of things I accomplished. He was a wonderful, strong go-getter who never let anything stop him from his dreams. His perseverance has set an example for the rest of his family and reminded us that we can be anything we want to be. -Christina Gann Patterson, granddaughter
We've known Charlie for a long time . He will surely be missed , especially in the music world . Bluegrass won't be the same without him . I know he's been in music all his life but as of late ,it was bluegrass festivals that we saw him the most.
May God bless the loved ones that are left behind and Charlie, you keep the angels laughing and singing !
Ellis and Dot Arrowood
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Dear Family, We are so sorry for your loss. He sounded to be quite a man. We do remember meeting him and enjoyed him and Frances that day.
the first time I saw peanut he was playing the guitar for country star bill anderson. I didnt know then that one day I would become a friend of his and even get to play guitar with him a few times. he will be sadly missed but always remembered.
Dear Frankie & Kids I am so sorry to hear of the loss of Raiford. Although he left Pelham when I was very young. I have many memories of him. I can still remember the first time he brought you Frankie down to Pelham shortly after you were married. You stayed with us at Aunt Sadie house. My prayers & thoughts are with you & family during this time. Love Lottie Beavers
To express in words how much we Love Charlie and his family is difficult.It is that brotherly Love, only possible because of what Jesus has done for us ,which makes it an eternal Love ! Charlie was a very dear and wonderful friend to us and also every life he touched. The first time I saw Charlie was in about 1960 when as a child riding in the car with my mom she spotted him on Market street and was excited to see him as she listened to him on the radio.Well, Janet and I met him at the mountian opry about eight years ago.He sang the gospel with us about the last seven years,and even though we were beginners at music,he taught and helped us.It is very rare that anyone with the Huge talent of Peanut would dare play or help or encourage someone as he did us.that was Peanut ! God provided and blessed us greatly allowing us to know and sing and fellowship with such a giant of a man.We send our prayers and condolences out to the family as we wipe tears from our face.Charlie will be missed and not forgotten. The Trust Jesus Singers. God Bless !!!!!!!