Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Henry J. Fair

Henry Jamison Fair, of Louisville, born November 23, 1921, son of Claude and Julia Jamison Fair, died Tuesday, September 20, 2011, in Chesapeake, VA. A graveside service will be held at Masonic Cemetery on Friday, September 23 at 2:00 P.M., with Dr. Bob Schwanebeck officiating. A member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity at the University of Mississippi, he graduated from Auburn University. A World War II Army Air Corps veteran, he was sales manager of the D.L. Fair Lumber Company, an elder in the First Presbyterian Church, past president of the Louisville Rotary Club and a District Governor of Rotary International. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jeanne Bourdeaux Fair. Survivors include his wife, Myrtis, of Chesapeake, VA; and daughters, DeVane (Allen) Yates, Elizabeth (Longstreet) Minor, and Jeanne (Rod) Russ of Jackson. His 12 grandchildren are Richard (Mindy) Yates, Henry (Jennifer) Yates, Caroline (Brad) Mason, Margaret (John) Harvey, Julia (Tony) Gaines, Anne (Sam) Habeeb, Elizabeth (William) Gates, Mary Elizabeth (Charlie) Upton, Roderick (Tricia) Russ, Claude (Meredith) Russ, Jamie (Jonathan) Werne, Robert (Rachel) Russ, and 32 great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Palmer Home for Children, P.O. Box 746, Columbus, MS 39703, or French Camp Academy, 1 Fine Place, French Camp, MS 39745.