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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512


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December 12, 2001                    Page 4B




Mrs. Ann Strong Farabee, age 73, of Blairsville, GA, passed away Sunday, December 9, 2001, in Northside Hospital in Atlanta.

Mrs. Farabee was born in Lee County, Florida, on Tuesday, May 1, 1928, a daughter of Joe Strong and Wilma Welch Strong.  Mrs. Farabee had lived in Blairsville since 1977, moving here from Miami, FL.  Mrs. Farabee was a teacher and had retired from Dade County School system in1977.  In addition to being a teacher, Ann was head of the Social Science Department at Miami Central High School.  She was very active in the Union County Historical Society, having served a number of times as president, and as board member.  Mrs. Farabee was responsible for getting the Union County Historical Society Museum established, as well as being instrumental in the old courthouse renovation, in all its various phases.  Ann was a member of First United Methodist Church of Union County, and was active in United Methodist Women and was a past president of the Blairsville garden Club.  She was also a member of The Georgia Association of Museum and Art Galleries.

She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Maurice F. Farabee, of Blairsville; son, Joe Farabee, of homestead, FL; son and daughter-in-law, Ted and Deborah Farabee, of Reston, VA; and son and daughter-in-law, John and Trudy Farabee, of Blairsville; sister, Leatrice Strong Bostic, of Geneva, AL; six grandchildren: Amanda and Joshua Farabee, Jamie, Vicky, and Kevin Cook, and Heather Farabee.  Many friends and other relatives also survive.

Funeral services are scheduled for Thursday, December 13, 2001, at 2 p.m. from first United Methodist Church of union County, with Rev. Eddie Herring and Rev. James Moor officiating.  Visitation at the funeral home will begin on Wednesday night, from 6-9 p.m.  Interment will be in Union Memory Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, family suggests memorials be made to Union Co. Historical Society, for the continuing care of the museum.

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.