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Fain's life recalled
Former co-worker shocked at her death
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
By DEBBIE HALL - Bulletin Staff Writer
The circumstances of Kathy Fain’s death are difficult for a friend and former co-worker to comprehend.
“I cannot think what she must have went through those last few minutes of her life,” Linda Demarcey said of Kathy Bailey Fain, 49, who, along with her husband, Charles “Darryl” Fain, 52, were found shot to death Wednesday in their home at 25 Beaver Road, Martinsville.
Kathy Fain’s son, Zachary Kasey Bailey, 19, was charged Thursday with two counts of second-degree murder, two counts of use of a firearm in the commission of a felony and two counts of discharging a firearm within an occupied dwelling in connection with the case. He is being held without bond in the Henry County Jail.
“When I first found out about it (Kathy Fain’s death), it shocked me so bad,” said Demarcey, of Collinsville, who sat beside Kathy Fain when they worked together as customer care representatives at StarTek.
“When they first put me beside her, I was new and really struggled” with the job, Demarcey said. She recalled that Fain was capable and often recognized for her achievements with several awards.
“She was really good at her job,” Demarcey added.
Demarcey said she worked at the company for about two years, and she did not know how long Fain worked there.
“She was there way before me,” Demarcey said, and noted that even with what seemed like a constant barrage of incoming calls, Fain “always took time to help me.”
At work, the women often had brief, “general conversations about kids and work,” Demarcey said. “We were constantly on the phone” serving customers, “so we only got to talk between calls.”
Like Fain, Demarcey said she also has a son, “and we used to talk just about how hard-headed kids are today and how stubborn, but she never told me anything specific about her son.”
Fain “loved her kids, and she loved her family. She never said anything negative. She was not that type of person, anyway. I never heard her say anything bad about anybody,” according to Demarcey.
She also knew Darryl Fain.
“But I didn’t meet him at StarTek. I met him at the grocery store,” Demarcey said, adding that she often ran into the couple there.
“I used to tease Kathy and tell her that we must be shopping all the time for the same sales,” Demarcey said.
She also ran into the Fains on the Dick & Willie Trail.
“They would be riding their bikes, and I was walking my dog. I’ve seen them on the trail several times, and I know they liked the outdoors. They went camping, too,” Demarcey said.
She did not know for certain how long Kathy and Darryl Fain had been together.
“I remember they celebrated an anniversary while we were working together, and I think it was more than 10 years, but I can’t really remember how long,” Demarcey said.
“I do know she used to talk about him cooking for her all the time. I was always talking about my son cooking for me, and she would talk about Darryl cooking for her,” Demarcey said.
Demarcey again expressed shock and disbelief at Fain’s death.
“I just could not believe she died like that,” she said. “It’s just so tragic. I just cannot believe that Kathy died the way she did.”
Anyone with any information about the incident is asked to call the Henry County Sheriff’s Office at 638-8751 or Crimestoppers at 63-CRIME (632-7463).
Rewards of up to $1,000 are available through the Crimestoppers Program for information related to crimes. The amount of any reward is determined by the nature of the crime and the substance of information provided.