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Yvonne Farmer

d. July 30, 2020

Yvonne H. Farmer, 84, of Newberry , widow of the love of her life, James A. “Jimmy” Farmer,passed away at her home on Wednesday, July 29, 2020.

Born on June 7, 1936 in Whitmire, she was the daughter of the late Clifford and Louise Campbell Horton. She was raised in the Bush River community, and  a 1954 graduate of Bush River High School. She lived to raise her five children. She worked at several places during her lifetime with the last being Wal-Mart of Laurens which she retired. Ms. Farmer was a devoted member of the College Street Baptist Church. She loved to square dance, taking care of many loved cats, and was known for her beautiful blue eyes.

She is survived by a daughter Donna Kay (Marty) White; a son, James R. (Jennifer) Moates both of Newberry; sisters-in-law, Debra (Steve) Bishop of Clinton, and Bonnie Farmer of Greenville; ten grandchildren, Jeremy White, Cayse Dowd, Stacy Moates, Heather Hester, Brittany Aga, Chris Hazel, Michael Moates, Melissa Moates, Amanda Moates, and Timmy Wise; twelve great-grandchildren who knew her best by GiGi. In her later years of life, she enjoyed taking care of her babies, Trey and Cooper Dowd.. She is predeceased by her late sons George C. Moates, Johnny R. Moates, Wayne A. Moates, and her brother Tracy Horton.

A graveside service for family and friends will be held at 10:00 AM, Saturday, August 1, 2020 in the Bush River Baptist Church Cemetery. Friends are welcome to come by the funeral home on Friday, July 31, 2020 between the hours of 12:00 noon and 6:00PM.

The family would like to express with greatness and appreciation to Yvonne’s care to Cynthia Grant, Kendrall Taylor, Pastor Ken Charles, Pastor Chad Ashby, and MSA Home Health & Hospice for the love, care, and words of devotion of Yvonne during her time of need.

Family asks for memorials to be made in her memory to College Street Baptist Church, 3240 College Street; Newberry, S.C. 29108, or MSA Home Health & Hospice, 2228 Harrington Street; Newberry, S.C. 29108.

Active pall bearers will be Jeremy White, R.J. Dowd, J.D. White, Trey Dowd, Cooper Dowd, and Drake Hester.


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