Mrs. Weta Janette Mathews Fales, 87, who operated Fales Furniture Company in Hazlehurst along with her late husband Bill Fales and her grandson Cole Harrison since 1963, died New Year’s Day at her home.
Mrs. Fales and her husband, the Rev. William Daniel “Bill” Fales, founded Fales Furniture Company and moved it to Hazlehurst in 1963. Through 56 years of operating the store in Hazlehurst, the Fales family served people in the Jeff Davis County area into the third and fourth generations.
Mrs. Fales and “Brother Bill” served numerous churches in the Jeff Davis County area for decades.
Weta was the youngest of nine children, born Aug. 18, 1932, in Atkinson County to the late Charlie Eugene Mathews and the late Tessie Weatherford Mathews.
Survivors include daughters, Deborah Harrison and husband, Calvin of Hazlehurst and Kathy Hammock and husband Randall of Forsyth; grandchildren, Cole Harrison, Vince Harrison, Garrett Harrison, Augusta Hammock, and Tess Hammock; nine great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Services were held Jan. 4 in the chapel of Wainright-Parlor Funeral Home with the Rev. Bobby Gale and the Rev. Robert Wigley officiating. Burial was in Hazlehurst City Cemetery.
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