Farmer, Dorothy

FARMER (Dickson),

Dorothy Belle

Dorothy Belle Dickson Farmer died peacefully on February 3, 2024, at dwelling surrounded her loving household. She was born on June 17, 1927, in Clarksville, Tennessee, to Ella Belle Stanfield and Eskew Batson Dickson. She graduated from Clarksville Excessive College and Vanderbilt College, a Phi Beta Kappa math main and member of Pi Beta Phi sorority. She labored within the Treasurer’s workplace after commencement.

Having recognized one another since highschool, Dorothy reconnected with Henry Farmer after he returned from service in World Warfare II. They married in 1950, and loved an extended loving 65 years collectively till Henry’s dying in 2015. They lived in Nashville TN, Macon GA, Muskogee OK, Louisville KY, Atlanta GA, and a few years in St. Louis MO. After retirement they returned to Atlanta.

Dorothy and Henry traveled extensively together with Egypt, Japan, China, and Europe. They loved cruises on the Amazon, Danube, and Baltic Sea. Additionally they had many golf holidays in Scotland, Eire, Portugal, and the USA with the Southern Seniors Golf Affiliation.

Mother/Mimi liked being a mom and was energetic in all of the actions, Lady Scout and Cub Scout chief, little league scorekeeper, and faculty volunteer. She was a 50-year member of Cherokee City and Nation Membership, Cherokee Nines, and Cherokee Girl Chiefs, the Cottage Backyard Membership, and Peachtree Presbyterian Church, member of the Gene Wilson Sunday College Class. She volunteered at Northside Hospital and Salvation Military.

She is survived by her youngsters, Millie Farmer Hightower (Johnson), Invoice Farmer (Liz), and Ted Farmer (Kim); seven grandchildren, Billy Hightower (Tira), Lindsay Hightower Graham (Jeff), Libba Farmer Blalock (Geer IV), Caroline Farmer Rhea (Madison), Cody Hightower, Henry Farmer III, and Grace Farmer; 9 great-grandchildren, Eva, Claire, and Tessa Hightower, Jeffrey III and Henry Graham, Winn and Geer V Blalock, Frances and Campbell Rhea. Dorothy had one sister, the late Mildred Elizabeth Acken. She was very near her nephews, John and Michael Acken; and her late cousin, Ellen Sanders.

Many grateful due to Weini Nguse for loving care of Mother over the past years. Memorial service will probably be at Peachtree Presbyterian Church, 11:00 AM, April 15, 2024.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions could also be made to Peachtree Presbyterian Church or the Salvation Military.

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