Talk of the day: Share memories of Salem teacher ‘Mickey’ Faville, whose husband has been charged with murder
Today’s top story on roanoke.com is about a cold case that touches both the Roanoke and New River valleys.
More than a decade after a couple’s children accused their father of causing their mother’s unexpected death, Montgomery County investigators have charged the man with murder.
Mark Ward Faville Jr., 70, was arrested outside his Roanoke County home without incident Wednesday and charged in the March 7, 2000, death of his wife, Anne “Mickey” Michelle Faville, who was a fifth-grade teacher in Salem.
Mickey Faville started at G.W. Carver in 1983, teaching second grade. She soon moved to fifth grade, where former principal Trula Byington — now principal at West Salem Elementary School — said she made a lasting impression on her students.
“Out there today, there are many grown people who were influenced by her,” Byington said.
The Salem Educational Foundation and Alumni Association awards a scholarship in Mickey Faville’s name aimed at students who plan to attend a four-year college and study elementary education.
Read today’s story for more memories of Faville, and please share your own below.