Marie Farthing

Obituary of Marie Farthing

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Martha Marie Baird Farthing, also lovingly known as "Nanny", age 94 of the Bethel Community went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, July 1, 2022 at her home. Marie was born January 31, 1928 in Watauga County to the late Omar Arling Baird and Luna Elizabeth Presnell Baird. She was a member of Bethel Baptist Church. She loved her family and many who became family over the years. She enjoyed researching, recording and sharing family history, reading, painting landscapes, singing and listening to music. She is survived by two daughters; Sharon Harbin of Vilas, Diane Beach and husband Terry of Boone; one son, Tommy Farthing and wife Ann of Woodlawn, VA. Four granddaughters; Renee Gibson and husband Chad of Blue Ridge, VA, Stephanie Beach of Boone, Meredith Beach Speight and husband Jay of Spring Hill, TN and Sarah Farthing of Woodlawn VA. Seven great-grandchildren; Victoria Grantham of Steamboat Springs, CO, Morgan Grantham of Roanoke, VA, Ashlyn Grantham of Blacksburg, VA, David Grantham of Blue Ridge, VA and Olivia, Ruthie and Zachary Speight of Spring Hill, TN. One nephew Bill Baird and wife Teresa of Clearwater, FL and one niece Jean Vines of Burlington, NC. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Harold Gray Farthing, her brothers, Joseph Carrol and wife Sylvia, infant brother William Lewis and William Darrol Baird and wife Juanita. With wonderful memories and love in our hearts we say: "This isn't goodbye, but until we meet again. We love you Nanny!" Friends may visit Austin & Barnes Funeral Home on Friday, July 8th, from noon until 5 PM to pay respects and sign the register. Graveside services for Marie Farthing will be conducted Saturday morning, July 9th at 10 o'clock at Mount Lawn Memorial Park & Gardens, officiated by Rev. Charlie Martin. The family respectfully requests that masks be worn. In lieu of flowers memorials be made to: Medi Home Health & Hospice 400 Shadowline Drive, Suite 102 Boone, NC 28607 Online condolences may be shared at the website Austin & Barnes Funeral Home and Crematory is servng the Farthing family.
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