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Mrs. Fails was a native of Huntsville, Texas born on November 9, 1920 to Charlie and Jewel Ferguson. She graduated from the Normal Institute and taught for many years in Oakhurst, Texas.
Mrs. Fails married Horace Fields in 1939 and they were married for 63 years until his death in 2002. Together they owned and operated Fails Furniture until 1979. Together they enjoyed their ranch and traveled often to Colorado in their motor home.
Mrs. Fails was a member of the First Baptist Church of Huntsville, a charter member of the Huntsville Study Club, a member of the Christian Women's, and Huntsville Newcomers Club.
Recently, she enjoyed dressing up, dining out, and shopping with her special friend Sandra Hanscom.
She was survived by her son Joe B. Fails and his wife Kim of Austin, Texas, her sister in law Vivian Fails Moore, and various nieces and nephews.
Private services were held at McAdams Cemetery on February 24, 2017.
The family requests that donations be made to your favorite charity in her name in lieu of flowers.
Published on  February 24, 2017
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