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Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home
Thursday November 18th, 2021
5:00pm - 7:00pm

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Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home
Thursday November 18th, 2021

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Pond Hill Cemetery
Friday November 19th, 2021

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Alva Sue Farr

Alva Sue Farr, of Niota, TN , passed away peacefully at NHC in Athens on Thursday, November 11, 2021. Sue was always active and had several hobbies, such as sewing, gardening, canning and cooking. She was also a devout Christian and had an unwavering faith in God. She had a special and unique bond with each and every member of her large and ever-growing family and will forever be remembered as a beloved and devoted mother, sister, grandmother and friend to all. She was a former resident of Calumet City, Il. and has been a resident of McMinn County for 40 years and was a member of North Athens Baptist Church.
Sue was preceeded in death by her husband, Ernest Farr; mother, Grace Lee McInturff Dyer; Great Grandson: Joseph Farr sister and brother-in-law, Geretta and Bernie Gentry; and brother-in-law, J.C. Costner Brother-in-law: Dock Stinnett. Father-in-law and Mother-in-law:Ola and Pearl Costner Sister-in-law: Lena Costner Niece: Kathy Costner. She was survived by her son and wife Ron and Jonnie Farr, son and wife, Don and Kim Farr, son and wife, Jim and Rose Farr, son and wife Jeff and Vanessa Farr and a daughter and husband Debbie and Rickey Hill. She is also survived her sister, Florence Stinnett, and her brothers-in-law Clifford and Halleen Costner and R.B. Costner. Sue also had several adored grandchild including Jennifer Farr McDaniel, Eric and Sarah Farr, Andrew Farr, Jacob and Jackie Farr, Jason and Ginger Farr, Justin and Jenny Farr, Brandon and Claudia Farr, Macayla and Trent Ledford, Stephen and Jess Farr, Amber Farr, Clarissa and Jake Clarkson, Sarah Hill Burton, Ernie and Kristin Hill, and Veverly and Mike Manzo. She also had 25 great-granchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. Several neices and nephews and several loving foster children.

Funeral services 7:00 P.M. Thursday November 18, 2021 in the Chapel of Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home with Pastor Brandon Farr officiating. Interment will be 11:00 A. M. Friday November 19, 2021 in Pond Hill Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Stephen Farr, Ernie Hill, Jacob Farr, Jason Farr, Andrew Farr and Justin Farr. The family will recieve friends from 5-7 Thursday at the funeral home prior to the service. Condolences may be sent to www.laycock-hobbs.com/notices/Alva-Farr Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home, Athens, Tenn. in charge of arrangements.

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Bill and Mary Stone wish to send their deepest sympathy, Sue will live in our Hearts and Minds forever! Sorry, the flowers didn't get there in time!

Mary Stone Nov 19 2021 1:20 AM

I was visiting their Crown Point, Indiana home and Sue was taking a bowl from on top on the refrigerator, I was like wow Sue what are you going to make she was the best cook and my favorite was her Mississippi Mud dessert. She looked at me and said this is Jeff's cereal bowl! We both laughed! When I saw her for my parents Surprise Anniversary party, she said Wow I can't believe you remembered that. We both laughed again! She will be truly missed!

Mary A, Stone Nov 17 2021 9:43 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Alva Sue Farr

Linda Hutsell Nov 17 2021 9:15 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Alva Sue Farr

Mary Miller Nov 16 2021 1:22 PM

Sympathy Gift courtesy of Carie Albrecht. Group of 1 Memorial Trees Planted In Loving Memory of Alva Sue Farr.

Carie Albrecht Nov 16 2021 9:11 AM

To Sue's family,
You all are in the Lord's Hands, while your Mom is with Jesus. Be comforted now and in the days ahead. We grieve because we loved her, for many years. Hugs.

Marge Bryant (Lyle) Nov 16 2021 3:04 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Alva Sue Farr

Marge Bryant Nov 16 2021 2:42 AM

Mrs. Farr(Sue) was such a sweet, strong, delightful, enlightening, friendly and a friend to me, my husband, and our two
daughters. I first thought of Sue, as being one of the most dignified, quiet and gracious ladies that I had met in Niota. She was all those things and did Gods work daily. She showed so much love for Jim, Rose and Steven in my presence and spoke highly of her other sons, daughter and their spouse's and families. Sue was also a foster parent to many children. I watched her teach, show love and give of herself to help those children. My prayers are with each of you as you morn her passing and celebrate her life.

Margaret Cox Nov 15 2021 12:48 AM

Always loved being around you Sue. Enjoyed our conversations. Enjoyed helping when help was needed. I will miss you!

Shell Nov 14 2021 6:42 PM

Praying for her family she was good to my girls

Anita Walden Nov 12 2021 5:25 PM

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