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Agnes Yates Farmer
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Obituary for Agnes Yates Farmer

Agnes Yates Farmer, 89 years of age of Vansant, VA, passed away Monday, October2, 2017 at her home surrounded by her family. Born April 13, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Andrew Victor and Manilla Hagy Yates.

Agnes was a devoted Christian for 57 years and was an active member of Big Prater Baptist Church. She was a seamstress and enjoyed quilting, working out crossword puzzles and cooking for family and friends. Loving mother, sister, grandmother and great grandmother. Proverbs 31:10 “Who can find a virtous woman? For her price is far above rubies.”

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her twin children, Cathy and Kennith Farmer; two sons, Richard Neil Farmer and Bernard Kent Farmer; seven sisters and four brothers; Goldie Pearl Coffee, Bonnie Gay Worley, Alma Lovis Ratliff, Ayers Tad Yates, Warren George Yates, Marshall Ralph Yates, Olin West Yates, Betty Johnson, Gladys Clemens, and Susie Claire Lawson.

Those left to cherish her memories include, one daughter, Rebecca (Tom) Burniston of Vansant, VA; two sons, Marty (Barbara) Farmer of Bristol, VA and Tony (Becky) Farmer of Grundy, VA; one sister, Thelma Jean Henry of MI; one brother, Billy Yates of MI; nine grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.

Funeral service for Agnes Yates Farmer will be held at the Shortridge-Ramey Funeral Home Chapel of Keen Mountain, Friday, October 6th, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. with Pastor Eddie Lindsay and Pastor Jeff Slone officiating.

Graveside services will take place on Saturday, October 7th, 2017 in the Clinch Valley Memorial Cemetery in Richalnds, VA at 11:00 a.m.

Active pallbearers will be her Grandchildren. Honorary pallbearers is the Staff of Special Care Hospice.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5:00 p.m. until hour of service on Friday, October 7th.

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5:00 PM
Shortridge Ramey - Keen Mountain

1020 Big Skeggs Road
Oakwood, VA 24631

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7:00 PM
Shortridge Ramey - Keen Mountain

1020 Big Skeggs Road
Oakwood, VA 24631

Cemetery Details


Clinch Valley Cemetery

Front Street
Richlands, Virginia 24641


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