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Mary Elizabeth 'Lizzie' Hicks Farmer Presnell, age 84, of Boone, passed away Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at Glenbridge Health & Rehabilitation. Born October 8, 1929 in Watauga County, she was a daughter of Calvin and Minnie Harmon Hicks. Ms. Lizzie was a member of Clarks Creek Baptist Church. She was devoted to loving and raising her family, and for a time, was employed at TRW.
Survivors include her children, Jerry Farmer and wife Linda, of Mountain City, Jackie Farmer and wife, Sheri, and Shelia Church, all of Boone, and Betty Johnson and husband, Ralph, of Coshocton, Ohio; six granddaughters, Shannon Long and husband, Chris, of Cincinnati, Ohio, Jennifer Lusk and husband, Phillip, of Valle Crucis, Sarah Pearson and husband, Trevor, of Port St. Lucie, Florida, Rebekah Church of Lenoir, Rachel Church of Boone, and Melissa Snyder and husband, Darian, of Sugar Grove; six grandsons, Thomas Farmer and wife, Lora, of Burnsville, Edward 'Dee' Farmer and wife, Rachel, of Cary, Anthony Ashley and wife, Beth, of Sugar Grove, Brandon Farmer of Boone, Jonathan Johnson of Pensacola, Florida, and Christopher Johnson and wife, May of Coshocton, Ohio; twenty great-grandchildren, and one great-great granddaughter; and sister, Lora Mae Jones and brother, Johnny Hicks and wife, Bobbie, all of Lenoir.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene William Farmer; infant daughter, Elizabeth Ann; sisters, Alma Cable, Ruby Elliott, and Nancy McGuire; brother, Charlie Hicks; and parents.
Funeral services were conducted Sunday, March 30, 2014, at 2 PM at the Austin & Barnes Funeral Home Chapel. The family received friends 12:30 until 2:00 PM, prior to services, at Austin & Barnes. Burial will follow in Clarks Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.
Memorial gifts may be sent to the family in care of Austin & Barnes Funeral Home.
The family will be at the home of a son, Jackie Farmer, 1941 Meat Camp Road, Boone.
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Austin & Barnes Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Farmer family.
As requested, this obituary is a courtesy of Mountain City Funeral Home.