Fay Wright McClain

Fay Wright McClain

Fay Wright Stephenson McClain, 92, of Monticello, passed away peacefully at her home in the early morning hours January 22, 2016, surrounded by her family.

She was born March 26, 1923 in Green Hill (Drew County) and was the fourth of twelve children born to the late Walter and Sallie Doss Stephenson.

Mrs. McClain was the caregiver to her husband Derwood (Dub) McClain for many years until his death in 1971 and worked for Burlington Industries for 13 years until her retirement in 1985. She was a life-long member of Green Hill United Methodist Church where she taught the children’s Sunday School class for many years.

Other than her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death a sister, Geneva Stephenson Piper, and five brothers, Jack, Olyn, Walter Jr., Winfred, and Thomas Stephenson.

Mrs. McClain is survived by her daughter, Kay Worbington and husband Kenny; her son, Phillip McClain; two granddaughters, Melanie Worbington Calhoun and husband Buddy Joe, and Heather Worbington Lowe and husband Tillman; two great-grandchildren, Jarrett Hartness and Alexandria Lowe; one step-daughter, Brenda Pearson and husband Allen; two step-grandchildren, Keith Pearson and Kerry Dickerson and three step great-grandchildren. She is also survived by five loving sisters, Janice Adcock, Elouise Hayes, Nina Austin, Irma Jean Trantham and Laura Joan McKinstry; three sisters-in-law, Maxine McClain Yingling, Polly McClain Stell, and June Montgomery Stephenson; many nieces and nephews who she adored; and one life-long friend, Louise Pace Barnes.

Mamaw Fay, as her grandchildren called her, touched the heart and soul of everyone who met her. No one left her house with an empty stomach, without getting a hug, and without hearing her say “I love you.”

Funeral service will held on January 25 at 1 p.m. at Stephenson-Dearman Chapel. Burial will follow at the Green Hill Cemetery.