Ova Laverna Farmer, 94, of Monette died Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011, at Flo and Phil Jones Hospice Home. She was born Nov. 16, 1916, in Marmaduke to the late Harvey and Pearl Clary. She lived in the Childress Community for most of her life moving to Monette in 2001. Mrs. Farmer was a faithful member of the Monette Assembly of God. She enjoyed sitting on her porch visiting with neighbors. Her church, family and friends were very important to her.
She was also preceded in death by her husband, Orval A. Farmer; a sister, Elaine Root; and a brother, Alvin Clary.
She is survived by her children and their spouses, Jerry and Kay Farmer of Bryant, Louise and Joe Younce of Flint, Mich., and Jan and Mel Whitney of Jacksonville; six grandchildren, Jill Tate (Roger) of Bryant, Jonathan Farmer of Little Rock, Marsha Cross (Bob) of Linden, Mich., Joe Younce Jr. of Flint, Kim Swisher (Gary) of Gaines, Mich., and Joan Khachouf (Faisal) of Flint; six great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
A celebration of her life was held at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 14, at Gregg Funeral Home in Monette with Revs. James Moore and Terry Miller officiating. Interment was in Greene County Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Paragould.
Visitation was from 3-5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13, at Gregg Funeral Home in Monette.
Honored to serve as pallbearers were Bob Peel, Andy Peel, Ralph Hunter, Jerry Moore, Brian Pruitt and Chris Rolland and as honorary pallbearers, Bertha Sparkman, Lana Dewitt and Madge Pruitt.
Personal condolences may be sent to the Farmer family at www.greggfunerals.com.