Thurs., Jan. 19
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Albert Carpenter
Albert Carpenter, 79, beloved husband of Mrs. Donna Carpenter, of Appling, entered into rest Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017 at his residence.
Funeral Services will be handled by Nicholson Funeral Home in Statesville North Carolina.

Fila D. Climons
Fila Demetrius Climons, 22, of Thomson, passed on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017.
Funeral services were held Sunday, Jan. 15 at Vanderhorst C.M.E. Church, Thomson.
Friends and family may call at the residence or Thomson Funeral System, 505 Gordon St. NE, Thomson.

Mazell “Mazie” Farr
The extremely accomplished and well-lived life of Mazell "Mazie" Kelly Farr came to its earthly end Tuesday, Jan. 10. Mrs. Farr, age 86, was the eldest of three daughters born along the Etowah River in Dawson County, Georgia, to the late Wyman and Flonnie Kelly. After graduating high school, she attended Berry College as part of the work-study program at the college. Working towards a degree in Home Economics, Mazie captured the eye (and the taste buds) of her Food Science professor. Rather than allow Mazie to go through all the Home Economics rotations, this professor kept her busy in the kitchen until her graduation from Berry College "because her culinary skills far exceeded the other students." In 1956 in Atlanta, she was hired as a home economist for the Georgia Power Company and moved to Thomson. In 1959, she married James Robert (Bob) Farr, her dear husband of 58 years. Mrs. Farr changed careers in 1965 when she began her 25-year tenure as a 7th grade science teacher for McDuffie County. Mrs. Farr was a woman of sterling character and a natural-born teacher who touched the lives of so many not only in her science classes but also through teaching Sunday school for First Baptist Church of Thomson, adult education classes, and then when called upon to substitute which allowed her to remain in the profession she loved. The many loves of her life include the Lord, her husband and children, cooking for people who love to eat, sewing, and gardening. In 2010, a beautiful daylily was named "Mazie Farr" in her honor. According to Tim Bell who hybridized this flower, the daylily was "named for a very special lady who is even sweeter than the pound cakes she makes."    
In addition to her husband, Mrs. Farr is survived by her daughter Mary Farr of Alpharetta, Georgia, and her son James Farr and his wife Trish of Cartersville, Georgia; three grandchildren - Jamie (Lauren) Farr of Grovetown, Benji Farr of Thomson, and Krystal (Jared) Cobb of Cartersville, Georgia; three great-grandchildren – Payton and Maddox Cobb, and Ashtyn Farr; nieces and nephews; and brothers and sisters-in-law Dan and Betty Farr of Thomson, Charlie Farr of Gainesville, Madelyn Golomb of Alpharetta, and Carolyn MacKay of Reno, Nevada. She is also survived by her cats Dottie Mae and Honey Bun.
Curtis Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Alzheimer's research with the Alzheimer’s Association, PO Box 96011, Washington, D.C. 20090-6011, by phone at (800)272-3900, or by going to the website to the donate tab at www.alz.org.
Visitation will be at her home at 310 Lee Street, Thomson, Georgia, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 13. Graveside services will be Saturday, Jan. 14, at 11:00 a.m. at West View Cemetery in Thomson, Georgia.

Jenna Y. Greene
Jenna Y. Greene of Union Church Rd., Thomson, entered into rest Jan. 14, 2017. She was the widow of Marion Greene.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Jan. 17th at Union Baptist Church. Interment followed in Savannah Valley Memorial Gardens.
Beggs Funeral Home, Thomson, Georgia is in charge of arrangements.

Bennett F. Parish
Bennett Franklin Parish, 60, of Martinez, entered into rest Friday, Jan. 13, 2017.
Memorial service was held Wednesday, Jan. 18 in Curtis Funeral Home Chapel.
Curtis Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.





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