Laura Geraldine Farrar Arender

Published 12:30 am Saturday, December 18, 2010

Laura Geraldine Farrar Arender died Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010. She was 78 years old.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Mary F. Farrar; father, Murray Y. Farrar; and nieces, Mary F. Pearce, Mary M. Pearce and Mary E. Farrar, all of Bovina.

She is survived by her husband, Wayne Arender; daughter Lynne Townsend and husband, James, of Bovina; and son Marquis Arender and wife, Patricia, of Dermoset, Ga. She has five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

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Laura was born in Bovina. She graduated from Culkin High School in 1947 and received her nursing school degree from Mercy Hospital in 1953. She spent some time in Cincinnati working as a nurse. She retired from nursing from the Hinds County Health Department in Jackson.

She loved traveling, gardening, family and her church. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

Services are being held at Bovina Baptist Church today at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Jess Summerall presiding over the service. Visitation will begin at 10 at the church. Graveside services will be at Lakeshore Memorial Park in Jackson at 2:30 p.m.

Pallbearers are Sid Erwin, Joseph H. Farrar, Murray Farrar, Mark Yelverton and Bill Arrington.