Earl Rhyne Faires

June 29, 1924 - December 9, 2011
Earl Rhyne Faires


Earl Rhyne Faires, 87 of Wilmington and formerly of Charlotte passed away Friday, December 9, 2011.

He was born in Rockhill, SC on June 29, 1924. His parents were Wiliam Faires and Lilly Robinson Faires. He was preceded in death by his son, Earl Rhyne Faires, Jr.

Earl was a proud veteran of the NC Army National Guard and served during the Korean War as a combat engineer. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Wilmington. He and his brothers owned and operated Faires Mobile Home Sales in Charlotte and was the last acting president of the company before its closing.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Louise Cranford Faires; daughter, Deborah Faires Cherry and husband Timothy Lee Cherry of Wilmington; three grandchildren, Michael Rhyne Faires of Georgia, Genna Lea Cherry of Wilmington and Cason Lee Cherry of Alexandria, VA.

A funeral service will be held 11 am Monday, December 12, 2011 at the Sunrise Mausoleum Chapel in Oleander Memorial Gardens, 306 Bradley Dr., Wilmington, NC.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church, 411 Market Street, Wilmington, NC 28401.

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Wilmington Funeral and Cremation, 1535 S. 41st St., Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099


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  • December 12, 2011
    Gary & Roberta Wilcox says:
    Dear Deborah & Tim, We are sorry for your loss and send prayers that you are sheltered in God's arms as you walk through this sorrow. We love you both and are with you in spirit. Roberta & Gary