STANLEY - Andy Ralph Fairbanks Sr., 75, died April 2, 2013, after a brief illness.
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Andy was born March 22, 1938, in Shageluk, Ark., to the late Arthur and Amelia Fairbanks.
Andy is survived by three children, Andy Fairbanks Jr. of Charlotte, Eddie Fairbanks of Morganton and Nikki Fairbanks of Stanley; two grand-children, Tyonia and Denise Fairbanks; six siblings, Ralph, Harold, Leo, Mary, Helen and Theresa all of AK; numerous nieces and nephews in AK and NC.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Maria Fairbanks; four siblings, Herbert, Tony, Ignatius Fairbanks and Angela Austin.
A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday at Carothers Funeral Home in Stanley.
Burial will be at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Presbyterian Hospice and Palliative Care, 324 N. McDowell St, Charlotte, NC 28207.
Online condolences may be made at www.carothersfuneralhomestanley.com.
Carothers Funeral Home is serving the Fairbanks family.
Published in Gaston Gazette on Apr. 4, 2013