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Carl Lee Fairless

Fairless-1Carl Lee Fairless, age 73 of Hatfield, died Thursday, March 5, 2015 at the Mena Regional Health System.  He was born on Sunday, April 6, 1941 to Henry Lee and Ethel Tranna Ridge Fairless in Moon, Oklahoma.

Carl, at a very young age, learned the lessons of life by working hard in the logging woods with his dad and relatives that worked in timber.  He worked over 50 years in the log woods and had the honor of working with his sons in their logging company Fairless and Sons.  Carl lived his life with good Christian morals and led his family that way; he was of the Baptist Faith.  Carl’s wife, Cora, was his rock in life and together they raised 5 children who were very important to him.  Carl enjoyed the outdoors and hunting and fishing, especially Catfish and Crappie fishing.   Carl was a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather, uncle and friend and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

He is preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Marlon Fairless and Connie Ray Fairless; and two sisters, Frances Lyle and Reda Jean Fairless.

Carl is survived by his wife of 53 years, Cora Fairless of Hatfield; three sons and daughters-in-law, Floyd and Darlene Fairless of Hatfield, Loyd and Angel Fairless of Hatfield, and Tony and Judy Fairless of Hatfield; two daughters, Carla Knighten of Gillham and Reta Stelting of Duncan, Oklahoma; five brothers, Coy Fairless of Brushy Ridge, Oklahoma, Calvin Fairless of Cove, Charles Fairless of Hatfield, and Everett Fairless of Hatfield; four sisters, Neva Fisher of Hatfield, Carolyn Hammonds of Brushy Ridge, Oklahoma, Oleta Lawrence of Hatfield, Freda Gibson of Pittsburg, Texas; twenty-one grandchildren; twenty-three great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at the Hatfield First Baptist Church with Brother Todd Webb officiating.  Interment will follow in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Hatfield under the direction of Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena.  Visitation will be Friday, March 6, 2015 from 6–8 p.m. at the Bowser Family Funeral Home Chapel in Mena.

Pallbearers will be Tyler Fairless, Travis Fairless, Russell Fairless, Scotty Howard, Jarred Fairless, Kyle Gibson, Clint Lane, Asa Dixon and Jason Fairless.

Honorary pallbearers will be Jackson Howard, James Green, Austin Parker, Drew Cox and Hunter Egger.

In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to American Cancer Society, 169 Hillcrest Lane, Mena, Arkansas 71953 or to the American Heart Association, 7320 Greenville Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75231.

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