James E. Faucett, 64, died Tuesday, December 26, 2017 at Elizabeth House in Hendersonville, NC after a sudden illness. He is survived by his husband/partner of 34 years, Gary Giniat; father, Clarence Faucett of St. Petersburg, FL; and sisters Linda Faucett (Suzy McKibben) and Kim Faucett Parker (Shane Parker). He is preceded in death by his mother Mari-Jean Faucett and brother Thomas W. Faucett. Mr. Faucett was the Community Relations Director for The Free Clinics (Hendersonville) and previously served as the Executive Director of Youth OutRight (Asheville) and the Arts Council of Henderson County. A Celebration of Life will be held on Thursday, January 4, 3-6 pm in the Fireplace Lounge at Kanuga Conferences, 130 Kanuga Chapel Drive, Hendersonville. A celebration will also be held in St. Petersburg, FL at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in Jim's memory can be made to The Free Clinics, 841 Case St., Hendersonville, NC 28792 or the Arts Council of Henderson County, 401 N. Main St. #3, Hendersonville, NC 28792. An online register book is available for family and friends by visiting www.thosshepherd.com. Thos. Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors and Cremation Memorial Center are in charge of arrangements. Published in The Times-News on Dec. 31, 2017 Online donations may be made in Jim's memory here.