Faye Sloan, a long-time Mount Vernon resident, died Sunday. Her funeral is planned for 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010 at the Harvey Funeral Home. She will be buried in the Mount Vernon Cemetery, next to her husband, Guy.
Visitation is set from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday night.
She was born April 13, 1918, in Thurber, but she grew up in Franklin County. Her parents, William Crow Wright and Clera Mattingly Wright, lived here for many years, and her six children attended the Mount Vernon schools.
Mrs. Sloan was a devoted Christian, for whom prayer and stuyding the Bible provided great comfort. For many years she was a faithful member of Lake Chapel House of Prayer, until concerns about her health forced her to move to Mesquite in 2000 to be nearer her daughter and granddaughter.
Her concern was always more for other people than for herself. Not only did she raise six children, but at various times she provided a home for nieces, nephews, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
She was modest, hardworking, and self-reliant. She had only one real party in her entire life. That was on her 90th birthday, when children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and her only remaining sister traveled from across the United States to celebrate. She said it “was one of the best days of my whole life.”
She is survived by a sister, Edna Marshall of California, one of her nine siblings; four sons, Bonny (Mari Lynn), Gary (LaRue), David (Joanne), and Wendel; two daughters, Reba Latimer and Brenda Roberts; 10 grandchildren, of whom Carol Meeking watched over her care as a daughter; 15 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Christopher Sloan, Jason Roberts, Tim Marshall, Dwayne Dunlap, Anthony Meeking, and Tony Meeking.