GAINESVILLE - Guynita Smith Farmer, 80, went to her heavenly home on Thursday, August 7, 2014 following an extended illness.
Mrs. Farmer was born on April 29, 1934, in Athens, the daughter of the late Floyd A. Smith and Gertrude Embrick Smith Green. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Howard Eugene Waldrop and Donald J. Farmer.
She was retired from the Hall County Health Department after 34 years of service. Her early years of employment included Harmony Grove Cotton Mill and Blue Bell Overall Factory, where she honed her skills of being a master seamstress. She also worked for General Times of Athens and City Ice Company of Gainesville. She was a member of Hopewell Baptist Church and most recently attended Sugar Hill Baptist Church, where the love of family and friends filled her retirement years.
Survivors include a son, Danny E. (Connie) Waldrop, Talmo; daughter, Debbie L. (James Larry) Farmer, Gainesville; brother, Leo (Billy) Smith, Commerce; three grandchildren, Shane (Linda) Waldrop, Donovan (Heather) Waldrop, and Alan (Shanda) Farmer; and eight great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Sunday, August 10, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home with internment following in Grey Hill Cemetery. The Rev. Benji Boone officiated.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.