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Eddie Lester Farmer

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Sunday, Dec 31, 2006

Eddie Lester Farmer, 91, of Greenville, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2006, at his home.

A memorial service is planned for Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2007, at 10 a.m. in the Lynch Funeral Chapel, with Rev. Jim Goodwin officiating. Interment will follow at DFW National Cemetery at 1:30 p.m.

Mr. Farmer was born Aug. 16, 1915, in Hemlock, N.C., to Stacy and Celia Farmer. He proudly served his country for 30 years before retiring from the U.S. Navy. He was a chief warrant officer-4. He was a survivor of Pearl Harbor and served in World War II, and he was a charter member of BPOE 2437 of Greenville.

He is survived by his wife, Peggy Farmer; daughters Nenita Bendersky and husband, Andrew, Leslie Cave and husband, Kevin; sisters Effie Myers, Grace Nickle and Ruth Kennedy; grandchildren Anna, Amber and Allison; two stepgrandchildren, James and Tyler, and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Irene, and nine siblings.

Memorial donations may be made to Texas Elks Endowment, 1961 FM 1586, Gonzales, Texas 78629-9674 or 800-880-7561, or to a hospice organization.

Submitted by Elaine Nall Bay

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