Mary Ruth Howard Farmer, 91, a resident of Georgetown, passed away Monday, Aug. 11, 2014, at the family residence.
She was of the Baptist faith.
She was preceded in death by her husband, J. Lake Farmer; her parents, William Jasper Howard and Matilda Elizabeth Cordell Howard; sister, Dawn McCormick; two brothers: Cordell Howard and Kelly Howard; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
She is survived by her five sons: Jimmy “Bo” Farmer and wife, Annette, of South Side, Ala., Roger Paul “Pokey” Farmer and wife, Crystal, of Dayton, Ohio, Benjamin “Benny Jo” Farmer and wife, Susan K., of Mauston, Wis., Howard Clayburn “Crickett” Farmer and wife, Cecila, of Miami, Fla., and Shelton Tony “Tone-Babe” Farmer and wife, Lisa A., of Oneonta, Ala.; 18 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; two sisters: Anna Laura Green of Georgetown and Polly Jean Fella of East Ridge; one brother, Raymond Howard and wife, Julie Mae, of Chattanooga; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug.14, 2014, in the chapel of Ralph Buckner Funeral Home with the Revs. David Evans and Johnny Jones officiating.
Interment will follow in Johnston Cemetery with Jody Farmer, Jeremy Farmer, Christopher Farmer, Brandon Farmer, Dallas Stuman and Jeff Howard serving as pallbearers.
A white dove release ceremony will conclude the service.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 this evening at the funeral home.
We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Farmer guest book at www.ralphbuckner.com.