MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Juel Wilson Farmer, 83, formerly of Charleston, Mo., died at 10:30 a.m. Aug. 7, 2005, at the Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis.
Born Oct. 19, 1921, in Poplar Bluff, Mo., to the late Earl B. and Emma Nance Wilson, she was a member of the First Baptist Church in Charleston where she served as pianist and organist for many years. A charter member of the Charleston Junior Study Club, she offered her artistic talent to the designs for many of the Study Club's Style Shows. In 1964, she moved to Memphis where she became a member of Raleigh Baptist Church, now Bartlett Hills Baptist Church, and was active in many areas of the church. She received a BFA degree from the Memphis College of Art in 1976.
On Sept. 23, 1941, she married Charles Franklin "Buck" Farmer, Jr. who survives of the home.
Other survivors include: two sons and daughters-in-law, Charles F. "Chuck" and Melinda Farmer III of Columbus, Miss., and Bruce Russell and Glenda Farmer of Memphis; and four grandchildren and three stepgrandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one brother, Gerald Wilson, and one sister, Ruth Johnson.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston. Services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday at the First Baptist Church in Charleston.
Burial will follow in the IOOF Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be: Rick Reed, Mike McElroy, Paul Keener, Austin Farmer, Chase Farmer and Wesley Farmer.
may be sent to:
Bartlett Hills Baptist Church
"Together We Grow" Fund
4641 Ellendale Rd.
Bartlett, TN 38135
The Charleston church
of the donor's church