Ola Fay McKown

October 20, 1924May 13, 2019

Ola Fay McKown, 94, passed away May 13, 2019 in Mesquite, Texas. She was born October 20, 1924 to Benjamin and Everal Fletcher in Leo, Texas. Ola attended Slidell High School and went on to attend Draughns Business School in 1942 in Ft. Worth, Texas. She married Lee Roy McKown in 1943 and they were married for 53, they had two boys together, 5 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held Friday, May 17 at 1pm with visitation prior starting at 12pm at Grove Hill Funeral Home and Memorial Park.


  • Visitation Friday, May 17, 2019
  • Graveside Service Friday, May 17, 2019


Ola Fay McKown

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Ron&Jody Cole

May 16, 2019

May the Lord bless your family,
strengthen you and give you peace. Our memories of Fay include our attending church with her for many years. She always had a big smile on her face as she was greeting each member and visitors. No matter where we
saw her she was smiling. Love to all your family. Ron & Jody Cole

Mike Franklin

May 16, 2019

I have been fortunate enough to share a bond with Grandma for a few years laughing and hearing her stories, adoring her. She has filled a void for me and I hope I have contributed to her life. I will miss her dearly. Another wise person once told me to, "Accept the loss of a loved one with the same grace as you accepted their love to begin with." This has helped me at these times, I hope it helps you.

Rest well Grandma, I will take care of your granddaughter.

Mike Franklin

Lynda Smith

May 14, 2019

Remembering years at Bruton Rd Christian Church, & so many long time members . Fay was one of my favorites in those years of sweet memories. Years later, I heard she was an avid listener of Texas Rangers baseball & at that time in history, she really liked Josh Hamilton. I mailed her an “Oh My Josh” t-shirt. & she sent me the sweetest note in response. I ❤️ed her.

Chloe Yeatts

May 14, 2019

I remember spending many afternoons with Aunt Fay and Uncle Lee during my high school years. I also remember getting Christmas Cards over the years and with as many moves as I have made it is AMAZING that she was able to keep up with me. But without fail I could expect to go to the mailbox and sure enough there a card would be. Oh and pictures. WOW, she held on to I think every picture that she ever received. In fact she probably has pictures that I don't even remember sending. I am so blessed that Merry and I had the chance to visit again with her last Thanksgiving (2018). We had such a sweet time together. I remember asking her all about her sisters and brothers. You might like to know that she was able to name ALL of them in order. Of course we spent time talking about one of my favorites (my dad) Emory. Of course she had nothing, but, wonderful things to say about him and what a great brother he was. I loved it that through her I still had that connection to him. Not to mention that I have always said ALL THE FLETCHER'S LOOK JUST ALIKE. Oh and I also remember walking in her room and seeing a picture of Uncle Lee and I asking "who is this nice looking young man"? She got the most radiant look and biggest smile on her face she answered. She was crazy about him and what a joy it is to know that they are now reunited together. I could just go on and on and on, but, I will end here. I loved being able to tell everyone "Yep, this is MY AUNT FAY (my favorite Aunt at that) and I might also add we BOTH have October birthdays (just saying). Love you all, Chloe Etta

Roxanne Fletcher

May 14, 2019

I'm Emory's grand daughter Roxanne Fletcher. Aunt Faye was my favorite! We had our own greetings for each other. I would say hello pretty lady and she would say hello pretty girl! She was a beautiful lady inside and out. She will always be in my heart. She's an amazing lady she's just doing it some place else . Love you Aunt Faye!

Mary Franklin

May 14, 2019


I am so grateful to have had such a wonderful grandma for 42 years. I have so many special memories of you that I will cherish forever. It was truly a blessing to me to help care for you these past 6 months, thanks for letting me be apart of your journey. I know how happy you must be up in heaven, you’ve been ready to get there since we lost granddad. I will always think of you when I smell Jergens lotion or enjoy a Reese’s peanut butter cup, there are so many things that remind me of you. Also, I am so glad you and Mike had such a special bond, it was really something to watch the two of you, it makes my heart smile. I love you so much grandma. Until we meet again....
Love you BIG TIME!
Mary Lea