We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Royal Hall Funeral Home
Erma Williams Faircloth, 94, passed away peacefully on June 12, 2022 at Mary Gran Nursing Center in Clinton.
She was born November 14, 1927 in Georgetown County, South Carolina to the late Jesse Gilliard and Gladys Pope Williams. Erma was a 1948 graduate of Winthrop College in Rock Hill South Carolina. After completion of college she moved to Raeford North Carolina, to teach English at the local high school. There she met the love of her life, Haywood, who was a teacher and athletic director at the school. They were married in 1950 at Raeford Baptist Church, and returned to Clinton in 1952. While in Clinton, Erma was a homemaker and wonderful mother of three beautiful girls. She was an active member of Graves Memorial Presbyterian Church, and also the Garden Club, Women’s Club of Clinton and the Clinton City Schools PTA while her children were enrolled. She also was a member of the Red Hat Club and the Birthday Club at church and looked forward to the monthly lunches with her church friends. Erma loved to travel, especially to Topsail Beach with her family. Erma’s faith sustained her during her long and fulfilling life. We give thanks that she has found eternal peace through Jesus Christ and is reunited with her lifelong love, Haywood and her heavenly family.
Erma is survived by her daughters, Janie Faircloth of Porters Neck and Ellyn Faircloth of Topsail Beach; her bother Buddy Williams and wife, Patsy of Hemingway, of South Carolina; and her sister Esther Heidt of Garden City, South Carolina. She also leaves behind numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 loving years, Haywood Alexander Faircloth, her youngest daughter Anna Margaret Faircloth, grandson Alexander William Bowman, her brother, Lyonel Williams and sister, Creola Lewis, both of Hemingway South Carolina.
The family would like to thank the staff at Mary Gran Nursing Center and Liberty Home Care and Hospice Services for the care and compassion shown to their mother and family.
A private interment service will be held at the Clinton Cemetery. A celebration of life memorial service will be held at 11 am Thursday, June 16 at Graves Memorial Presbyterian Church, 201 Fayetteville St, Clinton. Reception will follow in the church fellowship hall. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to the church.
Arrangements are with Royal Hall Funeral Home of Clinton.