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Shirley Carol Farmer

January 21, 1938 — April 26, 2024

Shirley Carol Farmer, 86, of Bluefield, WV, passed Friday, April 26, 2024, at Commonwealth Senior Living in Claypool Hill, VA.

Born January 21, 1938, in Squire, WV, she was a daughter of the late Carl and Myrtle Altizer Harrison. Shirley had been a resident of Bluefield, WV since 2010. She was a member of College Avenue Baptist Church. She was a retired supervisor for McDowell County Head Start.

In addition to her parents, Shirley was preceded in death by her late husband, Raymond Farmer; daughter, Carol Elaine Quesenberry; sisters, Mary Joe Witten and Jeanita Little; and brother-in-law, Bob Stroupe; brother-in-law Harry Roberts; and brother-in-law Jimmy Dean Witten

Those left to cherish Shirley’s memory are her husband, Claybourne L. Phillips of Bluefield, WV; son, Ray Farmer, Jr and wife Sarah of Smyrna, GA, and Richard Farmer and wife Kimberly of Ponta Vedra, FL; brothers, Roger Harrison and Jim Harrison and wife Peggy, all of Lerona, WV; sisters, Sue Stroupe of Rocky Gap, VA, and Norma Roberts of Charleston, WV; son-in-law, Terry Quesenberry of Princeton, WV; brother-in-law Eddie Little of Fincastle, Va; grandchildren,  Leah Farmer and husband Drew Jansky of Atlanta, GA; and great grandchild, Felix Jansky; and Joshua Farmer of Bluefield, VA and numerous beloved nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held, Monday, May 6, 2024, at 11:00 AM at the Cravens-Shires Funeral Home Chapel in Bluewell, WV, with Rev. Claybourne Phillips officiating. Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Princeton, WV with family and friends serving as pallbearers.

A visitation will be held, Sunday, May 5, 2024, from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at the funeral home. Cravens-Shires Funeral Home is serving the Farmer family.


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