Faye Elizabeth Worthy: Obituary


Faye Elizabeth Worthy

AUGUST 3, 1950 ~ DECEMBER 21, 2018 (AGE 68)

Ms. Faye Elizabeth Worthy, age 68, of Hiawassee, Georgia passed away Friday, December 21, 2018 surrounded by her loving family. Mrs. Worthy was born August 03, 1950 to the late Mr. “Casey” Worthy and Mrs. Jean (Hemphill) Worthy in Thomasville, Georgia. She was preceded in death by her father, Casey Worthy, grandparents, Lester and Bernice Hemphill and Frank and Elizabeth Worthy. Faye is survived by her mother, Jean Hemphill Worthy of Hiawassee, Georgia; brother and sister-in-law, Michael R. and Barbara Worthy of Young Harris, Georgia; nieces, Claire Thornton and husband Andrew, Alexis Wilson and her husband Joseph; aunts and uncles, Roger Hemphill, Joan Agnew, and Horace Hemphill; great nephews, Eldric Wilson, Athan Wilson, Quade Wilson, and Sterling Thornton; a number of cousins and a host of friends also survive. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Donalsonville, Georgia. Faye was an entrepreneur by nature, she was born with a unique ability to sell anything to anyone, or as her brother Mike fondly recalls “She could sell ice to an eskimo”. At the tender age of twelve she boldly told her mother she was going into town (on her bicycle) and getting a job. The next morning she started her first day working under Mr. Leroy Fairman selling men’s clothing. Her boldness and confidence made her a well sought after sales leader. She held high positions in many well known companies, Georgia Power, Pacific Gas and Electric and Johnson Controls to name a few. Faye did not show up for work just to complete her daily tasks, she came to teach her team and encourage them to reach higher goals. She was blessed with having the gift of communication and the ability to relate to people on a level not all are capable of. She used those blessings to mentor and motivate those around her. She was an intelligent, sophisticated person but more than that she was a giving, loving, devoted person. Faye was the type of friend who goes above and beyond. She loved being an aunt, she adored her nieces and had a special bond with her brother. She loved big and gave generously to those in need. She will be very missed. The family will receive friends on Saturday, December 22, 2018 from 5:00 to 8:00 PM at Banister Funeral Home. Services will be held at Grace Presbyterian Church on Sunday, December 23, 2018 at 1:00PM. Interment will follow the service at Osborn Cemetery in Hiawassee, Georgia. Pallbearers were Ashley Corbitt, Joseph Wilson, Dr. Andrew Thornton, Randy Hemphill, Ken Agnew and Jeffery Agnew. Banister Funeral Home of Hiawassee, Georgia is in charge of arrangements.

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