Dorothy Vickers Faircloth

Published 8:24 pm Friday, May 3, 2019

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Mrs. Dorothy “Dot” Vickers Faircloth, 91, of Northport, formally of Atmore, died April 20, 2019 at Forest Manor Nursing Home.

She was born in Rutledge on Aug. 14, 1927, to the late Rev. and Mrs. John Clinton Vickers.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband, George Taylor Faircloth.

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She is survived by her two daughters, Vicke Faircloth (Walter) Smith of Northport and Keron Faircloth (James) Kyzar of Andalusia; three grandchildren, Walter Hamiter (Julie) Smith Jr., Laura Smith (Alex) King and James Hugh (Lauren) Kyzar IV; six great-grandchildren, Walter Hamiter Smith III, Linda Taylor King, Jack Taylor Smith, Charley Burgin King, James Hugh Kyzar V and Bennett Mitchell Kyzar.

She was a long time resident of Atmore. She moved there as a methodist minister’s daughter, but stayed there after falling in love and marrying Taylor. She loved her family and was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother.  When her girls were young, she devoted countless hours to serving as their Sunday school teacher, UMYF leader, PTA president, room mother and Girl Scout leader. Later in life, nothing made her happier than spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was an active member of the First United Methodist Church, the United Methodist Women, the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International teacher’s honorary, the Atmore Library Board and the Atmore Historical Society.

As an Escambia county educator for over 30 years, she influenced countless Atmore youth through her love and vast knowledge of history. Immediately after graduating from Huntingdon College, she taught at Escambia County High School. The majority of her teaching career was spent as an American history teacher at the Escambia County Junior High School and then at the Escambia County Middle School.

She was an excellent cook, who loved to share her cooking with friends and family.   She and her husband, Taylor, will always be remembered for the time, love, talents and energy they gave to their family, their church and their town. We were all blessed by having known and been a part of each of their lives.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow, Thurs., April 25, 2019, at the First United Methodist Church, Atmore with the Rev. Brennan Peacock, the Rev. Tim Trent and the Rev. Diane Everette officiating.

Interment will follow at Oak Hill cemetery. Visitation will follow graveside at the First United Methodist Church.

Active pallbearers will be Elliott Faircloth, Rob Faircloth, Will Chapman, Steve Drew, Jim Johnson, Mark Rodgers, Clint Smith and Bill Wasden.

Honorary pallbearers will be members the Gamma Omega Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International teacher’s honorary.

In lieu of flowers, the family request memorials to the First United Methodist Church of Atmore, More Than Bricks, 311 South Pensacola Ave., Atmore, AL 36502, United Methodist Children’s Home, P.O. Box 803 Selma, AL 36702-9900 or the charity of your choice.

Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home Inc. is in charge of arrangements.