Mrs. Fannie Lillian Frick Gaither, 107, of Granite Quarry, passed away Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014, at the Lutheran Home at Trinity Oaks in Salisbury. She was born Oct. 25, 1906, in Rowan County to the late Jones and Emma Eagle Frick.
She was married to Jehu Gaither, the son of William Henry Gaither, Grandson of Elijah Gaither, great-grandson of Zacariah, and great-great grandson of Benjamin.
Mrs. Gaither attended Rowan County Schools and Misenheimer Missionary College, now Pfeiffer University, where she had the distinct honor of being the eldest surviving alumnus. A member of Shiloh United Methodist Church, she taught Sunday School and was a member of the women's group. Mrs. Gaither was a faithful Christian woman, who loved people and was extremely devoted to her Lord and family. She enjoyed vacationing with her family, fishing, gardening and flowers.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Gaither was preceded in death by her husband, Jehu Gaither; son Lawrence J. "Larry" Gaither; brothers Ernest Frick, Roy Frick, Baxter Morgan, Curtis Morgan and Raymond Morgan; sisters Nora Frick Smith and Pearl Morgan Swicegood; and daughter-in-law Betty Lingle Gaither.
Mrs. Gaither is survived by her son, Wallace C. "Wally" Gaither Sr. and wife Edie of Granite Quarry; daughters Lillian Gaither Bruce and husband Darvin of Greensboro and Diane Gaither Bassinger and husband Rolland of Salisbury; 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and many loving nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Memorials may be made to Shiloh United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 315, Granite Quarry, NC 28072.