Janie Lou Farmer, age 93, passed away Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012. She was born in Eureka on Nov. 5, 1918 to Robert and Louvenia Grantham. She was the last surviving child and only daughter of seven children. She received her bachelor’s degree from North Texas State University and a master’s degree from East Texas State University. She taught home economics at Terrell High School from 1954-1985.
She met her husband Guss at their first teaching job in Emhouse and married in 1941. They celebrated over 70 years of marriage prior to his death in June 2011. She was well known to friends and family for her hospitality and excellent food.
She worked beside her husband in ministry all of their life at various churches in Texas and Southwestern Christian College in Terrell. In 2008 she received the Woman of Valor award for the time she taught at the college and years of support to her husband and the students at SWCC.
She was preceded in death by a son, Guss Dunn Farmer Jr. and her husband, Guss Dunn Farmer, Sr.
She is survived by a son, Glynn Farmer and his wife Jeannie and grand-daughter, Samantha, of Albuquerque, N.M.; a daughter, Annabel Glass and her husband Roger of Coppell; a grandson, Corey of Little Elm, and grand-daughter Lindsay Campbell and her husband Bob of Raleigh, N.C. Also, she is survived and remembered by many nieces and nephews, many friends and several devoted care givers.
Visitation is Friday, Oct. 19, 2012 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
The funeral is Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012 at 2 p.m. Both are at the Grove Hill Funeral Home. Please visit www.grove-hill.com.
Memorials can be made to Arms of Hope.org.
Arrangements by Grove Hill Funeral Home, Eureka.
Ted Allen Schafer
Ted Allen Schafer, resident of Corsicana, passed away Monday, June 17, 2013 at the age of 65. He was born Saturday, May 8, 1948 to Ted R. and Evelyn Bibb Schafer in Vancouver, Wash.
Ira ‘Lee’ Holt
Ira “Lee” Holt, 75, of Frost, formerly of Center, passed away Sunday, June 16, 2013 in Corsicana.
She was born Aug. 24, 1937 in the Neuville Community to James R. and Lula Mae (Cooper) Lynch. She was a beautician for many years. She was a member of the Second Avenue Missionary Baptist Church, Corsicana.
Velma Lee Sherrill Waters
Mrs. Velma Lee Sherrill Waters, 75, of Mesquite passed away Saturday, June 15, 2013 in Ovilla, Texas. She was born July 21, 1937 in Trinidad. She was the daughter of Robert Barton Sherrill and Leona Lafay (Chidester) Sherrill.
Stella Jean Nutt Persell
Mrs. Stella Jean Nutt Persell, 80, of Corsicana went to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, June 16, 2013 in Corsicana. She was born Aug. 10, 1932 at Lake Halbert in Corsicana to parents, Fred and Beatrice Crouch Nutt.
Mary Louise Healy
Mary Louise Healy, 91, of Corsicana, passed away peacefully after a lengthy illness Friday, June 14, 2013, at The Twilight Home in Corsicana.
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Nathan Clay Nicholson
Mr. Nathan Clay Nicholson, 52, of Corsicana passed on Monday, June 10, 2013, at his residence in Corsicana.
Clay was born on Oct. 18, 1960, in Llano County, Texas, to Harry Donald and Margaret Johnston Nicholson.
Lloyd Alton Wilkerson
Lloyd Alton Wilkerson, a former resident of Corsicana, passed away on the morning of Wednesday, June 12, 2013 at Grand Prairie Health Care Center in Grand Prairie after a short battle with cancer.
Dorothy Jean Speak
Dorothy Jean Speak, 75, went to be with the Lord on the morning of Wednesday, June 12, 2013. She died peacefully at her home in Kerens with family present. She was born March 30, 1938 in Kaufman County to Mary Ellen Capps and Allen L. Flatt. She was the youngest of eight children, plus a large extended family.
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