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FOREST CITY - Wilma Inez Sheehan Fairchild, age 85, of Doggett Road, Forest City, North Carolina, died Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at her residence. She was a native of McDowell County, NC and a daughter of the late Clarence and Nora Sheehan and homemaker.
Survivors include a son, Keith Fairchild and wife, Sharon, of Nebo, two daughters, Virginia Beam and husband, Steve, of Forest City, Mary Chaney and husband, Richard, of Warsaw, NC, a brother, Clarence "Buddy" Sheehan, Jr. of Marion, three sisters, Ruth Shehan, Betty Davis and husband, Charles, and Jewell Surratt and husband, Jack, all of Marion. There are 5 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren and she was preceded in death by a grandchild.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, January 26, 2013 in the Missionary Wesleyan Church of Forest City with Reverend Steve Beam officiating. Interment of her ashes will follow in the Harmony Grove Baptist Church Cemetery in Nebo. The family request no flowers and that memorials be made to Missionary Wesleyan Church, 811 Doggett Road, Forest City, NC 28043. The Padgett and King Mortuary of Forest City is in charge of cremation arrangements and an online guest registry is available at www.padgettking.com
Published in the Asheville Citizen-Times on Jan. 24, 2013