Myrtle Thelma Farrar

Thursday, October 5, 2006


Myrtle Thelma Farrar, 90, of Manila, died Monday, Sept. 25, 2006, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born Sept. 6, 1915, in Booneville, Miss., she was a homemaker and a member of West Ridge Baptist Church where she served as pianist.

She was preceded in death by her father, Oscar Shamlin; her mother, Mandy Childress; her husband, Hershall Farrar; five sisters, Rosie Livingston, Essie Farrar, Lois Walley, Bessie Hart, and Leona Lindley; two brothers, Carl Shamlin and R.C. Shamlin; and three grandchildren.

She is survived by three daughters, Martha Brewer of Manila, Lena Joe Tipton of Caraway and Diane Royer of Jonesboro; a son, Tony Farrar of Leachville; 17 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; and 12 great-great-grandchildren.

The funeral was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the First Baptist Church in Caraway with Brother Roy Kellems officiating. Burial was in Potters Cemetery in Lepanto.

Wilson Funeral Home of Osceola was in charge of arrangements.