Shirley Fair Wickwire Hale

Published 2:36 pm Thursday, March 18, 2021

Shirley Fair Wickwire Hale, 81, Elizabethton, passed away Wednesday, March 17, 2021.
Shirley was an Elizabethton native and graduate of Elizabethton High School, Class of 1957. She was very creative and enjoyed sewing, knitting, crocheting and painting. She was a doting grandmother and great-grandmother.
Shirley was a member of First Freewill Baptist Church. She was a true Southern Lady in style and grace.
Shirley was the daughter of the late Coy Fair and Ethel Perry Fair. She was preceded in death by two husbands, Kenneth Wickwire and CM Hale; brothers, Edwin Fair and Harold Fair; sisters, Jeweldean Fair Estep and Betty Fair Spears; one sister-in-law and two brothers-in-law.
Shirley is survived by daughters, Debra Wickwire Presnell (Nashville) and husband Ronny Presnell and Kellee Wickwire Akers (Nashville) and husband Richard Akers. Grandchildren include Faith Presnell Couch and husband Eric Couch, Seth Presnell and wife Tracey Presnell, Lucas Akers, Natalie Akers and Kate Akers; and three great-grandchildren, Jaiden Couch, Mikaela Couch and Levi Presnell. She is also survived by sisters, Dorothy Fair Dykes (Goose Creek, S.C.) and husband Gerald Dykes, Anne Fair Ingram (Elizabethton) and husband Bill Ingram Jr.; and sister-in-law, Edna Fair (Telford). She is also survived by many nieces and nephews and her church family members.
A private graveside service will be held at Happy Valley Memorial Mausoleum of Peace on Sunday, March 21, at 2:30 p.m. Family and friends will meet at the cemetery at 2:15 p.m.; there will not be a visitation. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, everyone is required to wear a mask and practice social distancing. Condolences may be sent to the family at our website,
Memorial Funeral Chapel is serving the family.

Subscribe to our free email newsletter

Get the latest news sent to your inbox