Paul J. Fair, 72, of Van Buren passed away Monday, May 12, 2014. He was born March 9, 1942, in Sledge, Miss., to the late George and Lela Fair. He was retired from Van Buren Pipe Co. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Mac Fair; and a sister, Elaine Freeman.

He is survived by a daughter, Pam Lister of Mansfield; two sons, Paul Fair of Hackett and Jason Fair of Bonanza; three sisters, Jean Bessey of West Point, Miss., and Emily Wynne and Joyce O’Brien both, of Olive Branch, Miss.; three brothers, Leroy Fair of West Point, Miss., Steve Fair of Lubbock, Texas, and Lenzy Fair of Blytheville, Ark.; four grandchildren, Matthew Lister, Bryson Fair, Kendra Been and Paige Aldridge; and three great-grandchildren.

Cremation is under the direction of Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home of Van Buren.

The family will visit with friends from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home, 4100 Alma Highway, Van Buren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Gospel Rescue Mission, 201 Drennen St., Van Buren, AR 72956.

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