Faye Richie

Completed arrangements for Mary Faye Forbis Richie, 94, who died Sept. 5, 2014, at the Union City Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center are being announced today.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at White-Ranson Funeral Home in Union City.
The family will receive friends from 1-2 p.m. at the funeral home.
Jeff Bell, minister at Bishop Street Church of Christ in Union City, will officiate. Pallbearers will include Timothy Owens Fritts, Francis Marion Turner IV, Hugh James Darcey Jr., Kenneth Dale Kemp, Brad Thompson and James D. “Jamie” Suiter.
She was born on Nov. 29, 1919, in Obion County, the daughter of John D. and Mattie A. Forbis of Rives. She graduated from Rives High School and attended the Macon Andrews School of Business in Memphis.
On July 2, 1938, she married John Pierce Richie, who preceded her in death after 65 years of marriage. She was a member of Bishop Street Church of Christ and the Wednesday morning ladies Bible Class and enjoyed participating in the Ladies Day programs at the church.
She was a member of the Matinee Music Club, in which she held several offices through the years. She was active in the Union City Community Concerts and Civic Chorus. She was also a member of the board of directors of the Northwest Tennessee Senior Citizens Association. She received the 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award as a member of Who’s Who in Tennessee’s Longterm Care program.
For many years she and her husband were co-owners of Clymer’s Furniture in downtown Union City. She was a member of the Obion County Chamber of Commerce and the Tennessee Retail Merchants Association.
She was an ardent lover of flowers and was well known for her beautiful gardens. Many friends and neighbors in the area have trees and flowers on their property that Faye Richie planted for them.
Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Martha Dale (Richie) Fritts and Edward O. Fritts of Arlington, Va.; three grandchildren and their spouses, Kimberley Fritts Turner and Francis Marion Turner IV of Arlington, Timothy Owens Fritts and Tracy Holden Fritts of Madison, Miss., and Jennifer Dickson Darcey and Hugh James Darcey Jr. of McLean, Va.; and five great-grandchildren, Margaret Malone Turner of Arlington, Katherine Dale Fritts and William Edward (Will) Fritts of Madison and Mary Grace and Elizabeth Lily Darcey of McLean. Additionally, there are several surviving nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters.
Condolences may be sent to the family at the funeral home website: www.white-ranson.com.

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