Mr. Thomas McLean (Buck) Faw, Sr. ’49

Mr. Thomas McLean (Buck) Faw, Sr., age 93, of Mount Airy, passed away on Saturday March 24, 2018. He was born in Millers Creek, N.C., September 13, 1924, to the late Claude C. and Edna McLean Faw.

He was preceded in death by Virginia Smith Faw, his wife of 42 years and good friend, his brother C.C. Faw, Jr., his sisters, Elizabeth Lewis, Margaret Heyward, and Corinne Sink.

Mr. Faw is survived by his daughter, Catherine Faw Lewis of Westwood, KS; his son McLean Faw, Jr. (Denise) of Matthews, NC; grandsons, Chris Lewis (Angela) of Columbia, SC, Luke Faw (Kelle) of Matthews, NC, Benjamin Faw of San Francisco, CA, and Matthew Faw (Alissa) of Los Angeles, CA.

He also had four great-grandchildren, Carter Lewis, Harper Faw, Asher Faw, and Amelia Faw.

Mr. Faw graduated from North Wilkesboro High School, Darlington Preparatory School in Athens, GA, Davidson College, and Wake Forest University School of Law.

He was a trial and corporate attorney in Mount Airy, NC for fifty-three years. He served as a Captain in the United States Army during World War II and the Korean War.

He was an Elder of First Presbyterian Church, and on the board of directors of Southern National Bank, Spencer’s Inc., North Carolina Foam Industries, and the Northern Hospital of Surry County. Mr. Faw was an avid tennis and golf player.

A visitation with the family will be held Tuesday March 27, 2018 from 10:00 AM until 12:00 noon, at Moody Funeral Home of Mount Airy, NC.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Joy Christian Fellowship, 11516 Idlewild Road, Matthews, NC 28105, Mountain Valley Hospice and Palliative Care, 401 Technology Lane, Suite 200, Mount Airy, NC 27030, or to Amazing Grace Non-Denominational Ministry, PO Box 292, Toast, NC 27049.

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Wilkes Dendy Macaulay ’47

Wilkes MacAulay '49The Rev. Wilkes Dendy Macaulay, age 91, of Colfax, formerly of Asheboro, passed away on Tuesday, January 30, 2018, at River Landing at Sandy Ridge in Colfax, NC.

Wilkes was born in Seneca, SC on December 4, 1926, to Hugh Holleman and Josey Dendy Macaulay. He earned a bachelor of arts from Davidson College and a bachelor of divinity from Louisville Presbyterian Seminary in Louisville, KY.

After his freshman year, he entered the US Navy during World War II (1944-46) and returned to Davidson, where he graduated in 1949.

He was ordained as a Presbyterian minister in 1952, and served churches in Dekalb, MS, Kenly, NC, and Prospect Presbyterian Church in Mooresville, NC. In 1966, Wilkes accepted a call to First Presbyterian, Asheboro, where he served until his retirement in 1987.

In addition to his parents, Wilkes was preceded in death by his brother, Dr. Hugh Macaulay, Jr., and grandson, Andrew Lane.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 67 years, Helen Alexander Macaulay; his dear sister, Joanne Macaulay Cauthen; daughters Pat Macaulay, Lib Ramsay (Lou), Joanne Corsbie (Chris), and Lucy Alexa Lane (Mike); son, Dr. Clay Macaulay (Pam); granddaughters, Helen Skeen (Thomas), Maggie Lankford (Lucas), and Carolyn Macaulay; grandsons, Burt Teachey, Alex Teachey, Wilkes Bass, Robert Bass, and Alec Macaulay (Mia); and six great-granddaughters.

He changed lives wherever he went, with his sunny disposition, easy charm, warm spirit, great stories, and his enormous heart. He always had a way of making everyone feel welcomed and comfortable. He would never talk about himself but always was genuinely interested in others.

He was a man of humility and strength. He also had the courage to preach on difficult subjects, including social issues such civil rights, an unpopular topic in his Mississippi church in 1954 and later in the 1960s.

After he retired, he served as parish associate at First Presbyterian, St. Petersburg, FL and travelled around the world with the love of his life. He delighted his grandchildren early with his magic tricks (especially the magic mouse he made out of his handkerchief), singing, playing the marimba, and later with his adventurous spirit, rafting, swimming, playing games/cards, and taking them to Scotland.

He was always curious about the world, staying on top of the latest technology for as long as he could. In his later years, even as he lost his sight, he continued his interest in learning, listening to books on tape particularly enjoying science, history, and his Scottish heritage.

As a father, he taught his children and grandchildren the importance of kindness, loving one another, compassion, honor, respect, and decency.

Above all, he was a man of deep faith, a patient, kind-hearted human being, seeing the best in people, on a mission to share light and love with everyone who crossed his path and leaving a lasting impact on many. His eyes were his final gift for research in macular degeneration.

The family will receive friends Saturday, February 3 from 2 until 4 p.m. at River Landing at Sandy Ridge, 1575 John Knox Drive, Colfax, NC.

A service of witness to the Resurrection will be held on Sunday, February 4, 2018, at 3, followed by a reception at First Presbyterian Church, 420 West Walker Avenue, Asheboro with Rev. Brian Gawf, Rev. Dr. Art Ross, and Rev. Dr. Clay Macaulay officiating. Burial will be held at a later time in the Oconee Memorial Park, Seneca, SC.

The family would like to thank the staff of River Landing Retirement Community, especially the staff at St. Andrews and Muirfield, for their kindness and the care given to Wilkes during his time there.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 420 W. Walker Ave., Asheboro, NC 27203; Prospect Presbyterian Church, 9425 West NC 152 Highway, Mooresville, NC 28115; or Presbyterian Homes Foundation Inc. for benefit of River Landing Resident Financial Assistance, 2109 Sandy Ridge Road, Colfax, NC 27235. Pugh Funeral Home in Asheboro is serving the family.

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Claiborne Pendleton Smith ’49

Claiborne Pendleton Smith, 92, died Oct. 20, 2017 at The Hospice of the Golden Isles.

His love for God and his family was evident by the many lives he touched and the rich legacy he left behind.

He was born April 25, 1925 in Salisbury, N.C. to John Bellamy Smith and Virginia Bryan Walton Smith of Wilmington, N.C. Clay was raised in Wilmington, N.C. and Florence, S.C.

He was an Eagle Scout and a member of the Order of the Arrow.

Clay attended Davidson College, majoring in Physics, before being inducted into the Navy on Aug. 2, 1943. He served as Aviation Electronic Technician’s Mate First Class and was discharged in March of 1946.

He married Betty Jane Hancock on Nov. 4, 1950 in Atlanta, Ga.

Upon graduation from Georgia Tech, Clay went to work for Western Electric and later become a registered electrical engineer in North Carolina and Virginia. He then worked for Hewlett-Packard in Richmond, Va., San Juan, Puerto Rico and Atlanta Ga. before retiring.

Clay and Betty moved to Jekyll Island, Ga. in 2000, where he was a member of the Lions Club and St. Simons Community Church. Clay was a talented and gifted craftsman. He enjoyed wood carving and decorative blacksmithing. He held an extra class ticket as a ham radio operator, and was an avid sailor and lifetime Bible student.

He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Betty Hancock Smith, daughter Patricia Smith Bowman and son David (Liz) Claiborne Smith.

His grandchildren are Ann Bowman Jones of Upper Arlington, Ohio, Charles Edward Bowman (Jennifer) of Missoula, Mont., Virginia Bowman Hall (Pate) of St. Simons Island, Ga., Kathleen Smith of Monrovia, Calif. and Alexandra Smith of Elma, Wash.

His great-grandchildren are Pendleton Jones and Gwyneth Jones of Upper Arlington, Ohio and Jasper Pate Hall of St. Simons Island, Ga.

A celebration of life service will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov.26 at the Jekyll Island Baptist Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to The Hospice of the Golden Isles in honor of Claiborne Smith, 1692 Glynco Parkway, Brunswick, GA 31525.

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