Dale and Virginia Faughn
Dale and Virginia Faughn

Hometown: Fredonia, KY
| Fredonia, KY


Virginia Ray "Nannie" Faughn, age 94, of Fredonia, passed away Sunday, June 6, 2021, at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville.Virginia was born December 8, 1926, in Marion to the late Ray and Lena Asbridge. She met her husband, Dale Faughn, while attending Murray State and they were married October 9, 1949.Virginia was a member of Walnut Grove Baptist Church. She was extremely devoted to church, the WMU, Sunday school, bible school and witnessing to others about Jesus. She loved flowers and crocheting and giving gifts and cards, but her favorite thing was tending to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother.

She is survived by her husband of 71 years, Dale Faughn; one daughter, Ruth McClure (Larry) Smith of Princeton; five sons, Phillip (Renee) Faughn of Dixon, KY, Stephen (Pam) Faughn of Fredonia, Nathan (Stephanie) Faughn of Fredonia, Bro. Mark (Kay) Faughn of Caldwell County, Paul (Debbie) Faughn of Hanson; two brothers, Max Asbridge of KS, Ron (Mary) Asbridge of KS; 12 grandchildren, Chad (Missy) Faughn, Christy (Sean) McKinney, Stacy (Frankie) Piper, Heath (Amy) Faughn, Jason (Erin) Faughn, Jack Quinn, Michael (Nichelle) Faughn, Ashley (Chip) Olney, Eric (Ty) Faughn, Nicole (Chase) Mitchell, David Ray Faughn, Abby (Steven) James; and 21 great-grandchildren.She was preceded in death by her biological parents, Ray and Lena Asbridge; adoptive parents, Clem and Gladys Chandler; one son, Timmy Faughn; two sisters, Shirley and Joan; three brothers, Floyd, Jerry and Jake Asbridge; one grandchild, Cody Faughn.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM Friday, June 11, 2021, at Morgan's Funeral Home and Saturday, June 12, 2021, from 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM at Walnut Grove Baptist Church in Caldwell County.Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM Saturday, June 12, 2021, at Walnut Grove Baptist Church with Bro. Mark Faughn, Bro. Eric Faughn, and Bro. Rex Jones officiating. Burial will follow at Rowland Cemetery in Fredonia.

Charitable donations can be made in Virginia's memory towards medical expenses for her son, Nathan Faughn. Checks can be made out to Ruth McClure with Nathan Faughn's Fund in the memo and mailed to Planters Bank, 208 N. Jefferson St., Princeton, KY 42445.


Mr. Dale Faughn, a distinguished teacher, military veteran, and accomplished individual, passed away on April 21, 2024, at the Western Kentucky Veterans Center in Hanson Kentucky. He was born on November 8, 1925, in Lamasco, KY. Mr. Faughn's legacy is one of dedication and excellence in various aspects of his life. 

 Mr. Faughn dedicated an impressive 61 years to the field of education, leaving a profound impact on countless students throughout his career. His passion for teaching was evident as he worked tirelessly to shape young minds and inspire future generations. His educational journey was marked by notable achievements including earning a master's degree in education and being recognized in both the National Teacher Hall of Fame and the Kentucky Teacher Hall of Fame. Mr. Faughn's commitment to academic excellence extended beyond his own classroom as he visited 28 universities and colleges to audit teachers and their curriculum, providing invaluable recommendations for improvement.

In addition to his illustrious teaching career, Mr. Faughn proudly served in the Marine Corps where he bravely fought in the battle of Iwo Jima and witnessed the historic raising of the flag on Mt. Suribachi. Trained as a scout sniper, Mr. Faughn exemplified courage and valor during his military service. 

Apart from his professional endeavors, Mr. Faughn was a charter member of Unity Baptist Church of Fredonia, demonstrating his steadfast faith and devotion to his community. He was also known for his love of learning and exercise, embodying a spirit of continuous growth and vitality throughout his life. 

Mr. Faughn's list of accomplishments is nothing short of remarkable. Notable achievements include holding the Guinness World Record for oldest regular blood donor in 2016 (and continuing to donate blood up to 2023), serving as the Kentucky Poet Laureate, appearing on prestigious game shows like the $64,000 Challenge and Jeopardy, receiving a Science award from a U.S. President, and being one of the top candidates in Kentucky for the tragic Challenger Space Shuttle mission in 1986. 

Mr. Faughn will be dearly missed by his surviving family: Phillip Faughn (Renee) of Dixon, KY; Stephen Faughn (Pam) of Fredonia, KY; Mark Faughn (Kay) of Princeton, KY; Paul Faughn (Debbie) of Hanson, KY; Ruth McClure of Princeton, KY; 12 grandchildren:  Chad (Missy) Faughn, Christy (Sean) McKinney, Stacy (Frankie) Piper, Heath (Amy) Faughn, Jason (Erin) Faughn, Jack Quinn, Michael (Nichelle) Faughn, Ashley (Chip) Olney, Eric (Ty) Faughn, Nicole (Chase) Mitchell, David Ray Faughn, Abby (Steven) James;  great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; as well as numerous friends and acquaintances. 

He is predeceased by his parents Wayne & Dora Faughn, his wife of 71 years Virginia Faughn, sons Timothy Faughn and Nathan Faughn, brother Herman Faughn, sisters Ilene Faughn and Lillian Faughn, grandson Cody Brent Stewart Faughn and son-in-law Rick McClure. 

The services honoring Mr. Faughn's distinguished life will be held at the First Baptist Church Activities Building (Old Fredonia School) in Fredonia. Visitation will take place on Friday, April 26 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM and on Saturday, April 27 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM.  Funeral service will be at 11:00 AM with Bro. Mark Faughn, Bro. Ken Cummins, Bro. Danny Sherrill officiating.  

Mr. Faughn's memory will forever remain a beacon of inspiration for all those who were fortunate enough to have known him. May he rest in peace knowing that his contributions have left an indelible mark on all who had the pleasure of crossing paths with him.

 Goodman Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Faughn family.