Born: Tuesday Mar 24, 1925

Died: Saturday Aug 31, 2019


Frances Early Worsham Fair

March 24, 1925 - August 31, 2019

Frances Early Worsham Fair, age 94 of Ruffin, passed away on Saturday morning, August 31, 2019 at Hospice Home of Rockingham County.

A graveside service will be held 11 am Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at Ruffin Cemetery. The family will meet at other times at the Worsham Home, 2101 Lick Fork Creek Rd. Ruffin.  Mrs. Frances will be availible at Fair Funeral Home for viewing, Sunday afternoon, Monday all day, until about 9:30 am on Tuesday,  anyone can come by and pay their respects and sign the register book.

Frances was born March 24, 1925 to the late Cabel and Josie Fowlkes Early.  She was a graduate of Ruffin High School.  She was a faithful member of Ruffin United Methodist Church and a member of  the United Methodist Women.

Frances was preceded in death along with her parents by her husbands, James Judson Worsham II and later James M. Fair, Sr.; son, James “Jim” J. Worsham III; siblings, Evelyn E. Burger, Rebecca E. Perkins, Kitty E. Milam, Josie E. Williams Fowlkes, Carter E. McKinney, Cabel Early, Paul Early, Mary E. Pryor, W.R. Early and James C. Early;

Surviving are daughter in law, Judy Slaydon Worsham; grandchildren, Amanda Worsham Vernon and husband, Russell and Amber Worsham Neal and husband Keith; great grandchildren, Carter Vernon, Blaklea  and Kimber Neal; and the children of James M. Fair,  who loved her dearly.

Memorials to RUMC Cemetery Fund, 237 Worsham Mill Rd. Ruffin, NC 27326 c/o Bob Wharton. or to Hospice of Rockingham County, Po Box 281 , Wentworth, NC 27375.

Special thanks to the staff of  Brookdale of Eden and Reidsville and also the staff at Hospice Home.

Online condolences may be offered to www.fairfuneralhome.com



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Dear Fair Family, I just wanted to send my condolences to you on the loss of Miss Frances. She lived at Brookdale where my Mom lived. She was one of the kindest ladies that my Mom was friends with. Heaven has gained a true GEM. May God embrace each family member during this time of loss. Thoughts and Prayers🌸
Sherry Lemons Aheron

Love and sympathy to you all! Frances was a lovely, kind lady. Always loved waiting on her at the bank. Rest In Peace sweet Frances ❤️
Vickie Washburn

I knew Frances and her family all my life. She and her husband Jimmy were a big part of my life growing up and Little Jimmy's woodyard was not only a place of business, but a place where friends could come visit and catch up. She will be greatly missed, Heaven has gained a sweet, sweet angel. <3
Becky Brown

I am saddened to hear that Frances is no longer with us.She had such an endearing smile and loved to be involved in what was going on in the community. She will be missed.
Cynthia Neri

We loved you very much. You filled a spot in our lives. Plus you always tried to give me money and food, long after it was necessary
Denise & Mike Perry

Sweet Frances was such a blessing to my family. We were very fortunate to have her in our lives. Her generous and kind spirit will be missed. We will never forget the special memories we have shared. Love, Kelly, Kurt, Brittany, and Brooke Pritts (Kelly Pritts - a Granddaughter of James Fair)
Kelly Pritts

Annie Mae and Jeff Jarrett are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. She was a good friend and we will miss her.
Jeffrey Jarrett

Saying goodbye is never easy. Yesterday I had to say goodbye to a truly amazing woman. France and my grandpa were widowers when they met in the mid 90s. When Papa started dating in his late 70s it seemed weird until we met Frances. She was just stunning inside and out. In seconds we all knew that they had already fallen in love. My Papa glowed when he looked at her. They always held hands they laughed, danced, they went on long drives with the top down, had picnics, went on trips, they had the best time together. Our families became one we all loved her. She treated my mom and her siblings like her own. Frances was so kind and always happy in the 25 plus years I’ve known her, she never was sad or upset always positive, glowing and loving. She was also one of the most put together women, fashionable is not a big enough word to describe how impeccably dressed she always was. From her shoes to her jewelry, always stunning. Even in the past few years in the nursing home she would be dressed to the nines. On my honeymoon in 98 I got word that Papa and Frances snuck off in his convertible went to the beach and eloped!! She was 73 he was 78. They had such a beautiful relationship. My papa lit up everytime she was near him. For the years they were together seeing them was like seeing teenagers in love. They just sparkled together. Sadly my Papa died suddenly from a stroke only 2.5 years after they married. Even through the sadness that Frances had losing her second love she was just worried about all of us. Her heart was just so big and loving. Frances had two great loves her first husband James who died suddenly quite young. Her second love was papa also a James. She was a lucky lady she had two great James’ in her life. She would share stories about Jim and we shared stories about my Grandmother. Frances embraced my mom and her siblings and all of us grandkids and great grandkids like her own. She became like another mom especially for my mom and her sister Peggy. Over the years since my Papa died I would go visit Frances and she would greet me and the girls with a touch on the cheek and a “hello gorgeous” or a “look at you sweet girls” We would talk about the adventures she had with Papa . She would start the stories usually touching your hand and say “ oh that handsome James” as if he was standing right beside her listening. I like to think he was. She was never sad talking about him, they had nothing but great times in their few short years, they made the absolute most of every minute. In her last few years her mind was slipping. She didn’t always remember us but she would greet us all the same way she always had. Whenever I left from visits she would touch my cheek or give my hand a squeeze and say “I love you”. Goodnight Miss Frances You had 94 great years touching so many lives Thank you for loving all of us. I hope Frances, James, her son Jim my Papa and Mema are all having a grand time together.
Kendall Priest

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