Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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February 24, 2014

Patty Jean Harris

MONTCALM — Patty Jean Harris, 69, of Montcalm, formerly of Matoaka, died Friday, February 21, 2014 at Carilion Memorial Hospital in Roanoke, VA. Born May 22, 1944 at Lamar, she was the daughter of the late William Howerton and Nellie May Williams Howerton.

Mrs. Harris was a homemaker and was of the Pentecostal faith. She was a loving mother and grandmother.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Billy Joe Farmer, Sr.; her second husband, Norman S. Harris; one daughter, Judy Farmer; three sons, Richard Farmer, Barney Farmer and Billy Joe Farmer, Jr.; one sister, Gladys Tipton; three brothers, Edward Howerton, Allen Howerton and infant Jack Howerton; and one grandchild.

Survivors include one daughter, Irma Farmer Thompson and her husband David of Bluewell; two sisters, Carol Farmer and her husband Randall of Matoaka and Betty Coeburn of Matoaka; two brothers, Roger Howerton and his wife Linda of Randleman, NC and Bobby Howerton and his wife Shelby of Princeton; a sister-in-law, Faye Howerton Rose of Princeton; 11 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchild; and Patty's companion, Freddy Farmer of Montcalm.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at the Rowland H. Bailey Funeral Chapel of the Bailey-Kirk Funeral Home in Princeton with Pastor Larry Cecil officiating. Interment will follow at the Bennett Cemetery at Clarks Gap near Matoaka. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

The family requests memorial contributions be made to the funeral home.

The family will receive friends Tuesday, February 25, 2014 from noon until service hour at the Bailey-Kirk Funeral Home in Princeton.

Online condolences may be sent to the  family at

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