Gene Farmer (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

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BEECH ISLAND, S.C. - Robert Eugene "Gene" Farmer, 60, of Beech Island, S.C., formerly of Cherokee County, died Wednesday, July 18, 2007 in an Augusta, Ga., hospital. A native of Cherokee County, he had lived in South Carolina since 1984. He was the son of the late Robert Lee Farmer. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War serving in the U.S. Army. For several years, he was a mechanic for Farmer's Garage and worked for Beam's Paving and Construction Company in Beech Island. Gene was a member of the Maltby Baptist Church. His hobbies included hunting and fishing. Surviving are his wife of 41 years, Donna Woods Farmer; a daughter, Lisa Randolph and husband Glenn of Warrenville, S.C.; a son, Michael Farmer of the home; his mother, Pauline Pack Farmer of Marble; two sisters, Linda Curtis and husband Tommy of Beech Island and Brenda Goff and husband Don of North Augusta, S.C.; three brothers, Paul Farmer and wife Shelly, Mark Farmer and wife Tammy, all of Murphy, and Brian Farmer and wife Debbie of Marble; three grandchildren, Wendi, Amy, and Krissi Randolph; and his mother- in-law, Mildred Woods of Murphy, N.C. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 21, 2007 in the Chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Murphy, with military graveside rites.

The Augusta Chronicle-July 29, 2007

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