Clifford Farthing

Obituary of Clifford Vann Farthing

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Lt. Col. Clifford Vann Farthing, US Army Retired, age 78, of Branch Crossing, Sugar Grove, the Bethel community, passed away peacefully at his home on April 12, 2022. Born June 27, 1943, in Wilmington, he was a son of Richard Vann and Lena Kate Ward Farthing. During his Army career, he and his family enjoyed their travels and adventures together. Cliff passed along his strong work ethics to his daughter to ensure that she was set for success in life. He was a great guy who always displayed patience and compassion and preformed many unknown acts of kindness to others. He displayed a sense of humor, always with a twinkle in his eye. Mr. Farthing is survived by his wife, Mary Berson Farthing of the home; daughter, Kate Farthing Charland, husband, Cody Ray, and grandson, Amos Vann Charland, all of Raleigh; sisters, Norma Farthing Murphy of Sugar Grove, Laura Farthing Brown and husband, Jerry, of Vilas, and Vickie Farthing Brown and husband, Johnny, of Wilkesboro; and brother, John Michael Farthing and wife, Karen, of Sugar Grove. Celebration of Life services for Clifford Vann Farthing will be held at a later date. The family suggests memorials may be made to St. Jude Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tennessee 38105 or to a charity of the donors' choice. Online condolence may shared at the website Austin & Barnes Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Farthing family.
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