Velma Jane Bennett Farmer, 77, of Hamburg, died on February 14, 2020, at her residence.
Mrs. Farmer was a native and lifelong resident of Hamburg, a 1960 graduate of Hamburg High School, and a member of the Southside Baptist Church. She worked for Farmers Bank for 50 years, retiring as vice president in 2010.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 41 years, A.D. Farmer in 2001; her parents, Floyd and Lillie Norrell Bennett; two brothers, Aubrey Bennett and Leward Bennett, and a sister, Myrtle Bennett Nutter Atkins.
She is survived by her son, Rodney Farmer and wife, Rebecca, of Prague, Czech Republic; she was NeeNee to her granddaughter that she adored, Emma Arden Farmer; three sisters, Robbie Walter of Fountain Hill, Macel Oden of Hamburg and Norma Lawrence of Crossett.
Visitation is Sunday, February 16 from 5-7 p.m. at Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home in Hamburg.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, February 17, at 2 p.m. at the Southside Baptist Church with Rev. David Newberry officiating. Burial will be at the Cleveland Cemetery.
Pallbearers are Ted Richardson, Calvin Frierson, Carol Womack, Hunter Buatt, Doug Crain and Herman Morman. Honorary pallbearers are Brian Oden, Kyle Oden, Sammy Oden, Carl Nutter, David Nutter, Marlon Bennett, Matthew Thomas, John Hunter Buatt, John Knox Joerden and Doyle Lawrence.
Memorials may be made to the Southside Baptist Church, PO Box 446, Hamburg, AR 71646.