Dorothy Frances (James) Farmer

Born: Fri., Apr. 3, 1931
Died: Fri., Nov. 2, 2018


Memorial Service

2:00 PM Sat., Nov. 10, 2018
Location: Long House Funeral Home


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Dorothy Frances (James) Farmer, 87, of 33 Pierce Elders Road, Whittier, NC and past residence and birth home of Miami, FL passed away on November 02, 2018 following a extended illness and a brief stay on Hospice care while at the Elizabeth House in Flat Rock NC.  

Dorothy was the daughter of the late Robert William James and Lydia Frances (Holland) James.  She was a member First Presbyterian of Sylva, NC and a past member of Riverside Baptist of Miami, FL.  Dorothy graduated Miami High School in 1949 and then attended Stetson University in DeLand, Florida. She later married Walter Lewis Farmer in 1952 and lived a good life celebrating the birth of their children and a long marriage for more than 65 years.  She was a loving Homemaker for their family. She was a loving Wife, Mother, Grandmother and Friend.  She lived a full life and will be missed by those she leaves behind.

Along with her husband Lewis she is survived by her children, sons, James Walter Farmer of Whittier, NC, Charles Thomas Farmer of Jacksonville, FL, Richard Alan Farmer of Orlando, FL and daughter, Lydia Frances Farmer Hobday of Derry Beach, FL; Nine Grandchildren and 2 Great-Grandchildren.  

Along with her parents Dorothy was preceded in death by a brother, Robert William James, Jr.

A planned Memorial Service will take place on Saturday, November 10, 2018 at 2 pm in the Chapel of Long House Funeral Home in Cherokee, NC.  The service will be ministered by Pastor Blake Daniels of First Presbyterian Church, Sylva, NC and music will be performed by Balfour and Carol Anne Knight of the Balsam Community.  Future plans will take Dorothy back home to Miami, FL where she and husband will rest among the family.  

Friends of the Long House Funeral Home assisted the family in the final arrangements of Dorothy.

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Bertie Ccooper
   Posted Sun November 04, 2018
We send our deepest sympathy to the family in the loss of a beautiful Lady and we will miss her.
May your wonderful memories bring you comfort. In the days ahead.
God bless you,
Candler and Bertie Cooper

Steve and Cindy Lusk
   Posted Sun November 04, 2018
Please accept our condolences on your loss.

The Lusk Family @ 31 Pierce Elders Road

Cathy Wyatt
   Posted Tue November 06, 2018
You will be sorely missed, Dorothy, but your passing adds such an attraction to heaven!

Liz Caldwell
   Posted Thu November 08, 2018

DIGNITY IN WHITE PEDESTAL ARRANGEMENT was sent by Daniel and Liz Caldwell.

In memory of our dear friend Dottie Farmer. The Caldwell family sends our condolences. Dottie, who was a dear friend to my mother Gigi. Gigi also loved Dottie. We are very thankful for her kind support and gracious warmth of our family. We pray God's continued love and blessings on your family. Love Daniel and Liz Caldwell


Terry Greene
   Posted Mon November 12, 2018
Dear Family, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your Dear loved one. Our loving Creator never planned for death to be part of his original plan. There is such a loving scripture found at Revelation 31: 3 & 4 which reads: With that I heard a loud voice from the throne say " Look! The tent of God is with mankind and he will reside with them and they will be his people, And God himself will be with them. And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be any more. The Former things have passed away " I hope these words help you find comfort and also give you hope for our near future

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