Cochran Funeral Home and Crematory of Blairsville announce graveside services for Mrs. Robert E. Faye, formerly Kayrin Theresa Blalock of Ceres, CA, who passed away on Friday, September 11th, 2020 at her home in Blairsville, Georgia. Kayrin was known as Theresa throughout her life. Kayrin was born on August 17, 1943 in Ardmore, Carter County, OK the daughter of Artie Lee Blalock and Josephine Setliff, both deceased. Included in her family were sisters Virginia Blalock, Iwannah Pifer, and Arleta Dovichi,
as well as 2 brothers Harold and Artie Lee Jr, all now deceased. Kayrin’s ancestors included the Blalock and Fox families of Gordon County, GA. Her family left OK, first settling in Kansas and finally in Stanislaus County, CA near Ceres, where Kayrin graduated from high school in 1961. Kayrin married Robert E. Faye in Ceres in August 1966 and immediately moved to Sacramento CA, where Robert
completed college. Following graduation in 1970, Kayrin and Robert began a life that reflected the American Dream; first settling in Jefferson County, CO, where their son Brandon was born in 1970, then completing various transfers to Sunnyvale, CA, Atlanta, GA and within GA to residences in Duluth, Dahlonega, and finally to Blairsville in 2010.
Kayrin was a woman of many talents, avocations, and careers enhanced by a modest but warm and engaging personality that attracted many friends wherever she lived. Her first and primary career began as a full time loving wife and mother and highly accomplished home maker. Following high school, Kayrin worked for the Pacific Telephone & Telegraph Co. as an operator and trainer, first in Modesto,
CA and later in Sacramento. While living in Duluth, GA she decided to return to college and graduated from DeKalb Junior College in 1984 with an Associate of Arts degree in Home Economics. She continued her academic career at Georgia State University, graduating in 1986 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Sciences. Kayrin was a trail blazer, showing older, mature women with families that
successful academic and professional careers were possible. After college, Kayrin worked as a professional dietician with various agencies in the Atlanta metro area including the Gwinnett Hospital System and Dekalb and Gwinnett county health services agencies, finally retiring in 1997.
Kayrin was a loving and devoted wife and mother and that love was returned many fold by her family. She loved flowers and gardening and was a highly accomplished seamstress, quilter and baker. Her artistic skills were displayed over-and-over in the many beautiful decorated cakes she would create for family celebrations and social gatherings. The beautiful quilts she created are family heirlooms. Kayrin lived a rich and fulfilling life and will be greatly missed by her husband, son and many friends.
Graveside services are scheduled for Sunday, September 13th, 2020, at 2:00 p.m., at Union Memory Gardens Cemetery, with Rev. Don Landen officiating.
Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville is honored to be serving the family of Mrs. Kayrin Theresa Faye. Please share your condolences and sign the guest registry online at www.cochranfuneralhomes.com.