Fay Caldwell

September 23, 1916October 7, 2010

Arrangements under the direction of Browning Funeral Home, Pontotoc, MS.


  • Funeral Service Saturday, October 9, 2010
  • Visitation Friday, October 8, 2010

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October 11, 2010

I only learned of Fay's death in Saturday's paper, otherwise I would have been there. I loved her.

Thinking of you,

Jack Reed, Sr.

Leigh Dillard

October 11, 2010

I am so sorry to hear of Mrs. Caldwell's passing, but am thankful for her long life. She was a great influence in my life. My condolences to Harrison and the rest of her family.

David Turner

October 11, 2010

Class of 65.... Mrs. Caldwell was certanly a wonderful educator, yet also
a simply great individual. The world is a better place due to her efforts.

Jill Jones

October 11, 2010

I was so sorry to hear of Mrs. Caldwell's death. We of the PHS class of 1965 hold her dear. She was important in my life and an inspiration. I'm now an English professor and Chair of my Language and Literature department at a regional university. That English influence goes far. She was a charming, lovely lady. Jill Tedford Jones

October 9, 2010

Mrs. Caldwell was a good woman and her influence during her time as a teacher was very profound for many of us, her students. She respected us and taught us with enthusiasm, dedication and the desire for us to succeed. Joe and I both were her students and will forever remember her fondly and with love. Harrison and Susan, your mother was a grand lady and she will be missed by all.
Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of sadness for you and your families.
May she rest in peace.

Joe and Jo Ann Wilder

Wayne Carter

October 9, 2010

It would be improper for me to name Fay Caldwell or any other individual as my favorite teacher, but she certainly would be among the top five influential teacher over my lifetime. If my memory serves me, she taught me English in both the 9th and the 11th grades. I remember her as one of the few teachers that read to us. One semester, she read us the entire book, Uncle Tom's Cabin. My regret is that no one ever told me how similar math and grammar were, in that if one knew the rules, the rest was easy. Instead, I left high school relying on “how it sounds” to guide me in writing essays and term papers in college classes. Evidently, much of what Miss Fay taught me has served me well, and today I enjoy writing as a hobby. Thank you, Miss Fay for your patience and love. Wayne Carter, PHS Class of '60.

Lynn Higginbotham Palmertree

October 9, 2010

Mrs. Caldwell, I know you can hear my heart in Heaven where you reside now. I just wanted to thank you for being the person you were when you taught me English in 1962. You were certainly one of my favorite teachers and were a great inspiration to a young girl starting out in life. I'm the one who got her nose bitten by Ronnie Winter, that bad boy. But you took it in stride and laughed harder than anyone. The world is just a little smaller now that you are gone, but Heaven is so much greater to have you there.

October 9, 2010

Pontotoc has lost a great educator. I was very sad to read of her death this morning. She was one of my favorite teachers at PHS. I always looked forward to seeing her at the class of 65 reunions. She has left a great legacy for her family and students. Diane Warren Belk

From the Staff of Browning Funeral Home

October 8, 2010

Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.