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Hendersonville, NC-- Mary Fain, age 80, of Hendersonville, NC, passed away at her daughter's home on Wednesday,
December 9, 2015 after a lengthy illness. She was born December 19, 1934 in Sewanee, TN, the daughter of the late Lester and Ocie Brooks Finney and preceded in death by her brother Doyle Finney.
She married and moved to Leesburg, FL where she raised her two children. She attended Lake-Sumter Community College and graduated from the University of South Florida in Tampa with a Bachelor's Degree in Education. She taught high school English Literature in Paulding County, GA for over 20 years while residing in Marietta.
She is survived by her daughter; Stephanie Fain Sawyer and her son Morgan Sawyer of Swannanoa; her son, Michael Fain, his wife Ellen, and their four children: Graham, Cullen, Emma and Sophie of Cincinnati, OH; sisters, Liz Yates and Madeline Prince, both of Sewanee, TN, Susan Clark of Madison, TN, and June McBee of Quarryville, PA; brothers, John Finney of Brooksville, FL, Mark Finney of Orlando, FL, and Charles Finney of Longwood, FL; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She will be loved and missed by many. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.
The family wishes to acknowledge the care and compassion shown by the medical/nursing staff of Four Seasons Hospice and the Elizabeth House, Flat Rock, NC. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity of your choice.
An online register book is available for family and friends by visiting www.thosshepherd.com.
Thos. Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors and Cremation Memorial Center are in charge of arrangements.
Published in The Times-News on Dec. 13, 2015
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