Annie LaFaye “Faye” Moody, 74

Published 9:10 am Tuesday, October 8, 2013



Born: Oct. 6, 2013

Died: April 2, 1939

Annie LaFaye “Faye” Moody, age 74 of Niles, Mich., died at 9:51 a.m. on Sunday, October 6, 2013 at Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center in Mishawaka, Indiana unexpectedly, but of natural causes.

She was born on April 2, 1939 in Ridgely, Tenn., to Bernard and Francis (Brown) McAlister. She attended Dyersburg (Tennessee) High School, and has lived in Niles since 1956. She was employed for ten years at the former Simplicity Pattern Company in Niles.

Faye was a member of Bethel Baptist Church in Niles. She enjoyed cooking large southern meals for all the family, and making her famous banana pudding. But her greatest interest was caring for her family, especially the grandchildren.

On Oct. 5, 1956 in Corinth, Mississippi she married Tyree H. Moody with whom she celebrated last year the fifty-sixth anniversary of their wedding. Tyree preceded her in death just twelve days ago, on Sept. 24, 2013. She was also preceded in death by her parents, and by her infant brother, James Roy McAlister.

Faye is survived by her daughters, Carol (and Chris) King and Jodie (and Trent) Nichols, both of Niles; grandchildren Angie (and Toby) Mann, Amy (and Andy) Chodzinski, Autumn and Amber Moody; great-grandchildren Blake Mann and Kyle Mann; and her sister, Wanda Hall of Dyersburg; and Tyree’s brother, Acie (and Pat) Moody, and sisters Hazel Farley, and Gladys (and William) Gordon; and many nieces and nephews.

The funeral service for Faye Moody will be at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013 at Bethel Baptist Church with the Rev. Randy Pearman of the church officiating. Committal will follow at Silverbrook Cemetery in Niles.

The family will receive relatives and friends from 5 until 8 p.m. on Wednesday at the Halbritter Funeral Home in Niles. Contributions in memory of Faye may be made to Bethel Baptist Church.