Dee Taylor Faires left this life on March 2, 2010, at the age of 86.
She was born June 15, 1923, to E.D. and Roma McDaniel Taylor in Como. She graduated from Sulphur Springs High School in 1940 and earned a bachelor's and a master's degree from East Texas State Teachers College. Dee married James O'Neil Faires Sr. on July 20, 1957; and he succeeds her along with daughter Susan Faires Dacus of Plano; son James O'Neil Faires Jr. and Sandra of Greensboro, N.C.; and her adored grandchildren, Elizabeth Faires Dacus of Dallas and Taylor Marie Faires and James O'Neil Faires, III (Jay). She is also succeeded by her brother, Eugene Taylor and Rosemary of Fort Worth; nieces, nephews and numerous friends.
Dee centered her life around her family and many friends. Together she and her husband, James, traveled extensively around the world. She loved to entertain, volunteer, and read and write poetry. She lived life with grace and love.
She was an educator for more than 30 years and ended her career in Commerce with the Tri-County Special Education Co-op.
She was active in the Afflatus Culture Club, the Commerce Library Board, ETSU Homecoming Committee, Commerce Hospital Auxiliary, and was an advisor for the Sigma Zeta Chapter of Chi Omega at ETSU.
Funeral services were held Friday, March 5, at First Baptist Church in Commerce, Texas with the Reverend Johnnie Henderson officiating with graveside at Rosemound Cemetery. John Dacus delivered the eulogy.
John Dacus, John Walker, George Savage, Daniel Devega, Jay Garrett, Roy Neatherley and Dr. Dunn Faires served as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers included, Bill Rainey, Ray Chupp, Gene Casselberry, Sander Avant, Seth Avant and Larry Goddard.
Remembrances in her memory may be made to the Commerce Schools Educational Enrichment Foundation.
Published on  March 25, 2010