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Originally published: 2014-03-28 14:34:34
Last modified: 2014-03-28 14:35:19

Mary Elizabeth Presnell

Mary Elizabeth "Lizzie" Hicks Farmer Presnell, 84, of Boone, passed away Wednesday, March 26, 2014, at Glenbridge Health & Rehabilitation.  
Born October 8, 1929, in Watauga County, she was a daughter of Calvin and Minnie Harmon Hicks. Ms. Lizzie was a member of Clarks Creek Baptist Church. She was devoted to loving and raising her family, and for a time, was employed at TRW.  
Survivors include her children, Jerry Farmer and wife, Linda, of Mountain City, Jackie Farmer and wife, Sheri, and Shelia Church, all of Boone, and Betty Johnson and husband, Ralph, of Coshocton, Ohio; 12 grandchildren;  20 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great-granddaughter;  sister, Lora Mae Jones; and brother, Johnny Hicks and wife, Bobbie, all of Lenoir.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene William Farmer; infant daughter, Elizabeth Ann; sisters, Alma, Ruby, and Nancy; brother, Charlie; and parents.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 30, 2014, at the Austin & Barnes Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends 12:30 until 2 p.m., prior to services, at Austin & Barnes.  Burial will follow in Clarks Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.
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Austin & Barnes Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Farmer family.