Friday, June 7, 2013

Note from Anne

Thank you, Judy for your message of remembrance for Faye Hall.  It was not my privilege to know her very well, but I did know about the bridge lessons.  And, yes, it was in the paper, the AJC and was in one of the scrapbooks that I inherited when I began research for "A History of Mu Rho Sigma."  Those scrapbooks and all memorabilia, anything having to do with Mu Rho Sigma Sorority is on file in the Woman's Division within the Georgia State University Library.  We were pleased when they wanted ALL of our records because we were unique among sororities and probably unique in having a sister who was a champion bridge player!  Also, it is significant that from those lessons, a long time partnership grew between Faye and Mary Childs, also deceased.  Again, thanks, Anne Larcom    

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Comment from Judy Baer on the loss of Faye

Faye used to teach bridge lessons to us in the MRS room during the 10:00 to 10:30 break.  We'd sit on the floor (we didn't have much furniture) while she instructed us and commented on our play.  She was an excellent and inspiring instructor.  The Atlanta Constitution did an article on her teaching us and even put a large picture with it.  That was my favorite way to spend those 30 minutes.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Faye Thomas Hall

Hi MRS Girls,

Caroline called with the sad news of the passing of Faye Hall.  Here is the information which was copied and pasted from the Atlanta Journal Constitution.

HALL, Faye Thomas Ms. Faye Thomas Hall, 74, of Duluth, GA passed away Thursday, May 23, 2013. Faye was born in Dalton, GA, and following graduation from Dalton High School she attended the University of Georgia and then moved to Atlanta, where she finished her Bachelor of Arts degree at Georgia State College. Anyone who knew Faye loved her, and she was well-known for her wit, dedication to her family and sarcastic sense of humor. She loved sports of all kinds, particularly golf, and was a member of the Berkeley Hills Country Club. She also played award-winning bridge, and held the designation of "Life Master." She was a rabid University of Georgia football fan. Per her specific request, no memorial service will be held. Faye leaves behind her father, James Oliver Thomas and his wife Dorothy (Ruddell) Thomas of Calhoun, GA; her mother Carrie Mildred (Ellis) Williams, of Dalton GA; her only daughter, Ashley Hall (Christopher) Mestl of Mount Vernon, NY and her beloved grandchildren: Connor Andrew Mestl and Cameron Avery Mestl of Mount Vernon, NY.
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on May 31, 2013