Imogene Caney Fair

Published 11:01 am Monday, November 6, 2017

Imogene Caney Fair, 95, died Nov. 4, 2017, at her residence at Danberry at Inverness in Birmingham, Ala. The service will be held on Monday, Nov. 6, 2017 at 12 p.m. at The First Presbyterian Church in Louisville, Miss with visitation at 11 a.m. prior to the service.

Born on July 19, 1922, in Cooperstown, New York to Madelon Lawerence and Robert Caney, Jen, as she was called, grew up in Gardiner, Maine. She attended La Salle college in Boston, Mass. after which she was employed by MIT as well as the YMCA in secretarial positions. Jen met her husband, Davis Love Fair, Jr. while he was stationed in Boston in the United States Army Air Corps. They were married at the Little Church Around the Corner in New York City on Aug. 28, 1946 and honeymooned at Niagara Falls.  Davis and Jen settled in Louisville, Davis’ hometown, and began a long beautiful life together. Jen had a deep faith and was active in the Louisville Presbyterian Church. she was also involved with the Fortnightly club, Belle Arts club and a supporter of the Winston County Library. Jen and Davis also contributed to scholarships for Louisville High School students attending the University of Mississippi. Most of all, Jen took great pleasure in everything to do with making a wonderful home for Davis and their three children. She was dedicated, devoted and loving.

Survivors include her daughters Madelon Fair Cotton (James) of Atlanta, Georgia, Mary Fair McIntyre (Raymond) Of Naples, Florida,, son Davis Love Fair III (Anne) of Oxford, MS, grandchildren, Davis Love Fair IV (Maggie), Allison Fair Chambliss (Baker), Andrew Caney Fair (Carolyn), Belle Fair Graves, James B. Graves (Mollie) and eight great-grandchildren.

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Memorial contributions in Mrs. Fair’s memory may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 121 South Columbus Street, Louisville, MS   39339,  Winston County Library, 100 West Park Street, Louisville, MS  39339 or French Camp Academy, One Fine Place, French Camp, MS  39745.