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Hestina "Mae" Collins Farmer
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Birth: May 7, 1929
Kentucky, USA
Death: Dec. 28, 2012
Kentucky, USA

Hestina "Mae" Collins Farmer, 83 years, 7 months and 21 days of age, of Somerset, Kentucky, beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, departed this life and entered into eternal peace on Friday, December 28th, 2012 at her residence.

She was born in Pulaski County, Kentucky on May 7th, 1929, daughter of the late Millard and Hattie Keith Collins. She was a faithful member of the Heritage Hope Church of God where she had 42 years and 3 months perfect attendance in Sunday School. She loved her Church and Church family. Especially, her pastor, Brother Johnny Dunbar who she always said was the best preacher she had ever heard.

Mae was survived by three daughters, Lois (and Glen) Mounce, Doris Linder, and Betty (and John David) Sears; three grandchildren, John "Chris" Daws, Tiffany "Tippy" Eastham, and Samantha Farmer; one great-grandson, Eli Eastham; one sister, Hilda Lay; and a host of other family and friends who mourn her passing.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Millard and Hattie Collins; her husband, Lowell Z. Farmer, who departed this life on August 23rd, 1992; one son, James Lowell "Strawberry" Farmer, who departed this life on June 2nd, 2011; three brothers, Herbert, Howard, and Hillard; and four sisters, Helen, Hazel, Hester, and Hestelle.

Visitations were held from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013 in the Chapel of the Pulaski Funeral Home in Somerset, Kentucky and again at the Heritage Hope Church of God on Bourne Ave. on Thursday, January 3rd from 9:00 a.m. until time of funeral services.

Funeral services were held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 3rd, 2013 at the Heritage Hope Church of God with Brother Johnny Dunbar officiating.

Burial followed in the Mill Springs National Cemetery in Nancy, Kentucky.


(Proverbs 31:10-31)

A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies. Her husband has full confidence in her and lacks nothing of value. She brings him good, not harm, all the days of her life. She selects wool and flax and works with eager hands. She is like the merchant ships, bringing her food from afar. She gets up while it is still night; she provides food for her family and portions for her female servants. She considers a field and buys it; out of her earnings she plants a vineyard. She sets about her work vigorously; her arms are strong for her tasks. She sees that her trading is profitable, and her lamp does not go out at night. In her hand she holds the distaff and grasps the spindle with her fingers. She opens her arms to the poor and extends her hands to the needy. When it snows, she has no fear for her household; for all of them are clothed in scarlet. She makes coverings for her bed; she is clothed in fine linen and purple. Her husband is respected at the city gate, where he takes his seat among the elders of the land. She makes linen garments and sells them and supplies the merchants with sashes. She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come. She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue. She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness. Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her: "Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all." Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised. Honor her for all that her hands have done, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate. 
Family links: 
  Millard Bell Collins (1882 - 1965)
  Hattie Keith Collins (1893 - 1970)
  Lowell Z. Farmer (1926 - 1992)
  James Lowell Farmer (1949 - 2011)*
  Hester Ethel Collins Crouch (1922 - 1995)*
  Hestella Collins Todd (1926 - 2011)*
  Hestina Collins Farmer (1929 - 2012)
  Hilliard Thomas Collins (1931 - 2011)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: Proverbs 31:10-31 was read at her funeral by Pastor Johnny Dunbar.
Mill Springs National Cemetery
Pulaski County
Kentucky, USA
Plot: I, 0, 257
Created by: Cadmus
Record added: Dec 29, 2012
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Hestina Mae <i>Collins</i> Farmer
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Hestina Mae <i>Collins</i> Farmer
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