Harold Farmer

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Harold Farmer

    Harold David Farmer, 69, passed unexpectedly Tuesday night, Sept. 8, 2020, of an upper GI bleed at Valley View Care & Rehabilitation in Andrews, where he has resided the past five years. Formerly, he lived on Morrow Road in the Violet area of Cherokee County.
    Harold was a native of Cherokee County, and the middle child of parents the late James David and Alene Morrow Farmer.
    He was also preceded by two sisters and their spouses, Patricia Sue Brady (Rick) of Asheville and Martha Jarrett (Sam) of Thomasville.
    He is survived by a brother, Phil Farmer and wife Naomi, and a sister, Jeanette Farmer Hedrick (Jim), all of Murphy; three nieces, Laura Hedrick (Jon Clary) of Marietta, Ga.; Shannon Farmer and husband the Rev. Kenny Cook of Greeneville, Tenn., and Christel Farmer and husband Barry Berrong of Murph; as well as several cousins and three great-nieces and two great-nephews.
    Although a loner, Harold loved his dogs and often took in strays. He also liked old cars.
    Harold also enjoyed the gospel singing at Valley View and was of the Baptist faith.
    Harold lived with his parents on Morrow Road until their passing. He enjoyed talking to people in the area who stopped by on the road to talk with him.
    A family graveside service was conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, by Revs. Jerry Morrow and Kenny Cook at Poindexter Cemetery in the Violet area. Pallbearers included Herman Murphy, C.B. Akin, Jon Clary, Barry Berrong, Jimmy Morrow and Jack Tanner. Honorary pallbearers were Kenneth Farmer, Leroy Farmer, Paul Morrow, Vic Morrow and Carl Dockery. Music was provided by the Rev. Kenny Cook.
    In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Cherokee County’s Valley River Humane Society, P.O. Box 658, Murphy, NC 28906 in memory of Harold David Farmer, or for Gideon Bibles.
    The family appreciates the care given to Harold at Valley View Care & Rehab by the staff and the medical attention of Drs. Roper and Clayton, and Townson-Rose Funeral Home of Murphy for the final arrangements.
    Harold’s obituary was written by his sister, Jeanette Farmer Hedrick.
    You may send tributes to the Farmer family at www.mem.com.
    Townson-Rose Funeral Home was in charge of all arrangements.