The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


April 9, 2013

Obituaries — Tuesday, April 9, 2013


Michael Henry Creeks

LOGAN — Michael Henry Creeks, age 64, of Logan, passed away Monday, April 8, 2013. 

Memorial Services will be held at a later date. According to his wishes he will be cremated.

Honaker Funeral Home in Logan is in charge of arrangements.

Dixie Joyce Farmer

Dixie Joyce Farmer, age 79, of Beckley, passed on Saturday, April 6, 2013, at St. Frances Select Hospital in Charleston, following an extended illness. 

Mrs. Farmer was born in Bellwood, W.Va. on May 10, 1933 to Earl and Edith McDowell. 

She was a long-term member of The Original Church of God of Crab Orchard, W.Va.

She is preceded in death by her Mother (Edith Woodrum McDowell — 1989), her Father (Earl McDowell — 1938), husband (Rev. Fred C. Farmer — 1983), three sons, (Dennis Coleman — 2002) and (David Coleman — 2012), (Chester Farmer — 2001) and one daughter, (Betty Smith — 2007). Mrs. Farmer is also preceded by her brothers and sisters, Ruth McDowell Lewis — 1997, Rex McDowell, Died at Birth, Kenneth McDowell — 1969, Robert McDowell — 2000, Nancy McDowell Fowler — 1997, and James McDowell — 1990.

She is survived by her children, Dwight Coleman and wife Carla of Savannah, Ga., Mrs. Dennis (Vilma) Coleman, of Dalton, Ga., Steven Farmer and wife Lisa of Fort Worth, Texas, Earl (Pete) Farmer and wife Rita of Church Hill, Tenn., Joyce Sweatte of Calhoun, Ga., Roger Farmer and wife Mary of Baltimore, Md., and Nancy Garner and husband Carl of Mabscott, W.Va.

Mrs. Farmer had 25 grandchildren and over 20 great grandchildren. 

Services to celebrate the life of Dixie Farmer will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at the Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Chapel in Beckley, with the Rev. Johnny Alberson officiating. Interment will follow in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Prosperity.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Visitation will be held Tuesday evening from 6 to 9 p.m. at the funeral chapel in Beckley.

Private online condolences and other expressions of sympathy are available to the family via

Arrangements with Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, 1901 South Kanawha Street in Beckley.

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