Faye Calton Brackett, 85

Born: Sat., Aug. 4, 1934
Died: Tue., May 5, 2020

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Hattie Faye Calton Brackett, age 85, of Bostic , passed away Tuesday, May 5, 2020 at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, NC from complications after a recent fall in the home.
     Faye was born August 4, 1934 in Sunshine, NC.  She was the daughter of the late Fitzhugh Lee Calton and Hattie Koone Calton.  She was predeceased by her sister-Martha Ellen Lockey and husband Al, her brother-F. L. Calton and wife Winona, her sister-Dorothy Melton and husband Tom, and her brother-in-law A. B. Brackett and wife Una.
     Faye was born and raised on her family’s dairy farm at the foot of Cherry Mt. in Sunshine NC.  She was a graduate of Sunshine High School and Appalachian State Teachers College. During her teaching career, she taught elementary school in Greenville, SC, Burke County Schools NC, and Rutherford County Schools at Forest City Elementary and Dunbar Elementary.  She touched the lives of her many students and cherished the friendships she made with her fellow teachers.
     She was a fine example of a Christian lady and served her church and community wherever she was needed. She was well known for her friendly smile, welcoming nature, and good cooking.
     Family was very important to her and filled a big part of her life.  She enjoyed small gatherings, as well as, family reunions and celebrations. She was a loving wife, caring mother, and devoted grandmother. She was always there for us.
     Faye and her husband, C.C., were married for 65 years.  They always enjoyed traveling. Over the years, they had many road trips, bus tours, camping trips, cruises, and visits to family and friends near and far. More recently they simply enjoyed an annual trip to North Myrtle Beach in the fall. Time was well spent with family sitting on the condo balcony, eating seafood, and playing dominoes.
     Those left to cherish her memory include: her husband-C.C. Brackett, her daughter-Lynn B. Wall and husband Roger of Bostic, her daughter-
Gail Brackett of Durham, her grandson-Nicholas Ryan Wall of Forest City, her brother-Javan Calton and wife Ann of Bostic, her brother-in-law Don Brackett and wife Fannye of Bostic, her brother-in-law Frank Brackett and wife Corinne of Lancaster, SC, her much loved nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends.
   Although we were not able to physically be with Faye the last 2 weeks of her life, the family was comforted to know the prayers of those who loved her surrounded her during her hospital stay.
      A private family graveside service will be held at Cedar Grove UMC. A memorial service celebrating her life will be held at a later date when it is safer for family and friends to gather.
   In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to Cedar Grove United Methodist Church, 160 Toney Road, Bostic NC 28018.
Washburn & Dorsey Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of arrangements.
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Georgia Morris
   Posted Tue May 05, 2020
TO ALL of the Calton and Bracket Family; I am so sorry to learn of Faye's passing. I thought SO much of her, as did all that knew her. We ALL know she was a very SPECIAL, SWEET lady that everyone WILL miss. My thoughts especially to her sweet husband CC. They were SO close!!
You are in my thoughts, love and prayers. May you find PEACE knowing the life she lived.

Pat Wood
   Posted Tue May 05, 2020
To the Family: What a pleasure it was to know and to work with Faye during my years at Dunbar Elementary School! She was a teacher that we all admired and respected. She was also a wonderful lady. I was always impressed with her calm demeanor, her friendliness, her sweet smile, gentle voice and her kindness to me! My thoughts and prayers are with all of you as you experience this most difficult time. May God hold you close to Him and give you His peace and comfort.

Debbie Martin
   Posted Tue May 05, 2020
You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Faye was an awesome lady and will be missed by so many. It is a comfort to know that she lived a full life and was loved by so many even beyond her family! I hope in the days, weeks, months & years to come, great memories will flood your soul and allow you to smile through the tears knowing that she made a difference in your lives and the lives of all the people she touched.

Sarah Harrison
   Posted Wed May 06, 2020
There are few words that can do justice to Faye. She was a wonderful person, always so welcoming and kind to others. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Aubrey Calton
   Posted Wed May 06, 2020
I have known Faye since childhood. Calton family reunions evoke many fond memories. To C.C. ,Gail, Lynn, Ann and Javan: My heartfelt sympathy. Faye was a dear cousin and a wonderful friend.

Dorothy Waters Elliott
   Posted Wed May 06, 2020
So sorry to hear the sad news of Faye's passing! She was my classmate at Sunshine school, from the fifth grade thru our graduation! I never seen her but a couple of times since we finished school. I am sure that she was a fine teacher, so glad that she enjoyed her life, I too, love camping, traveling. She was only a month older than me. I am sure she will be missed. May God comfort the family and friends in this time.

Kim Dickerson
   Posted Thu May 07, 2020
Aunt Faye Was A Joy To Be With & I Will Miss Her Very Much. To Uncle C.C., Lynn & Gail I Wish I Could Be There For You As You Go Through This Hard Time. We Love You & Are Praying For The Whole Family. We Will See You When It Is Safer


Cathy Hollifield
   Posted Thu May 07, 2020
To all of the family of Faye Brackett:
My heart is broken to hear of the loss of our dear friend Faye. She was a very special christian lady whom I was blessed to know most of my life. She was there for me in many ways mentoring my life by living hers. She will continue to have a special place in my heart.We were all blessed to have this dear lady in our lives.
Our prayers go out to all of the family during this new journey you are on. We love each of you.
Cathy & Andy Hollifield

Leah Brisendine
   Posted Thu May 07, 2020
C.C., Javan, Ann & family, I am so sorry to hear about Faye’s health and her passing. I always enjoyed seeing her and getting to chat with her. One of my favourite moments with her was when we played “Two Truths and a Lie” at a Calton Reunion; one of her answers was “My teeth are all my own”. We guessed it to be the lie, but all laughed in delight when she declared it truth. Her bright smile and kind, welcoming demeanour will be greatly missed. You all are in my thoughts and prayers, and know my family and I send you much love.

George Thompson
   Posted Fri May 08, 2020
I was a frequent, childhood guest at Faye's ancestral home when her wonderful parents were alive. All my life I have known of her loving spirit, her service through the church's ministries, and her support of the pastors that served her church and community. I am proud to be an admiring cousin. --Rev. Dr. George E. Thompson

Brenda Andrews (Toney)
   Posted Wed May 13, 2020
C C and family, I so sorry to hear of your loss. Faye was a good teacher, neighbor, always had a smile on her face. She was a special person. I know you are going to miss her. I will keep you in my prayers. God Bless Brenda and Marisa Toney20

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