Stringer Funeral Home
Wednesday, Dec 30th, 5-8 PM at Stringer Funeral Home Chapel, Crystal Springs, MS; Thursday, Dec 31st, 10-11 AM, First Baptist Church, Crystal Springs, MS
Thursday, 11 AM, Crystal Springs First Baptist Church. Graveside service at Harmony Cemetery following church services.
Another great Soldier and Fallen Hero have been released from duty, passed from our ranks on December 27, 2020 and moved on to his heavenly home. MG (Ret) Arthur James (Jim) Farmer, age 85 a retired member of the MS Army National Guard who had served within the 323rd Aviation Company, 131st Aviation Bn, 185th Aviation Group, and HQ STARC as the Adjutant General (1988-1992) has departed and gone to a better place with our good Lord.
It takes a special person to serve within the military for their country giving up their family time, comfort, and safety for their country ultimately for all Americans to enjoy their freedoms, safety, and way of life. We now applaud you for your service to our country. A special message from General Douglas McArthur still remains applicable today for our servicemen that have passed: “Old Soldiers never die; they just fade away”.
Rest in Peace Soldier. We applaud your patriotism and brave efforts in serving our country and your family for their support of your service. We thank you for your service. Without your efforts and your families’ support, this country would not stand so boldly, shine so bright and live so free.
You now have earned a rest, so go fly with the Angels, go rest high on that mountain; your work on earth is done. Go to heaven a-shoutin’ Love for the Father and the Son.
Arthur James (Jim) Farmer, 87, passed away December 27, 2020 at The Orchard Nursing Home. Visitation will be 5pm-8pm Wednesday at Stringer Family Funeral Home in Crystal Springs and 10am-11am Thursday at First Baptist Church. Service will be 11am Thursday at First Baptist Church with burial at Harmony Cemetery. Stringer Family Funeral Service in Crystal Springs is handling arrangements.
Mr. Farmer was a member of First Baptist Church and he was secretary of the Masonic Lodge #452. He was a retired member of the MS Army National Guard who had served within the 323rd Aviation Company, 131st Aviation Bn, 185th Aviation Group, and HQ STARC as the Adjutant General (1988-1992).
He was preceded in death by his wife, Beverly Vanita (Nita) Farmer and a daughter, Beverly Ann Wells.
He is survived by his wife, Bobbie Robinson Lamb Farmer; daughters, Jimmie Carter (Tim) and Gigi Sullivan (Randy); step-son, Jesse Lamb; grandchildren, Kristle Boleware Channell (Truett), Mallory Sullivan Risher (Brad), and Marcy Elizabeth Granger; and great grandchildren, Gracie Madaline Channell, Truett Clay Channell, Jake Aaron Channell, Graham Bradley Risher, Jack Lawson Risher, Will Sullivan Risher, and Thea Everly Propst.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church Youth Fund or Masonic Lodge #452.