REIDSVILLE Evelyn Idol Farthing, 102, formerly of Wentworth St. went to be with the Lord Monday January 21, 2013 at the Penn Nursing Center.
Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Saturday January 26, 2013 at Citty Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Reidlawn Cemetery.
A native of Stokes County, she was a daughter of the late Thomas Edwin "Ed" and Lina Francis Idol and had lived in Rockingham County most of her life. She was employed by the American Tobacco Co. for 43 years, and was the oldest living member of Baptist Temple Church, being one of the two oldest recorded members of the church. She was a faithful Sunday School teacher for 37 years, a member of the WMU and the adult choir. Evelyn enjoyed dancing, documenting her life in photographs, scrap-booking, and traveling with her husband and friends - especially cruises. She loved Elvis, tending her flowers, and anything pink! She made the best biscuits, chicken, green beans, and cube steak and gravy (anything else she decided to cook was also wonderful). Evelyn was a diva/fashionista well ahead of her time, always in style even into her 100s. She was a cancer survivor and had numerous health issues over the course of her 102 years, but was always a fighter to the end. She was loved by many people for her kindness of spirit and generosity.
She was preceded in death by her husband: Otis B. Farthing, sisters: Thelma Mitchell, Estella Dill, and Beulah Conner, brothers: Aubrey Idol, Homer Idol, Thomas Idol, Delmar Idol, and great great granddaughter: Eliana Rachel Warren.
Survivors include her daughter Hermine F. Powell of Reidsville, NC, grandchildren: Maurice Knight (Lina) of Jakarta, Indonesia, Dawn Jones of Reidsville, NC, Jon Knight (Trish Larimer) of Reidsville, NC, Bev Knight of Springfield, VA, Ed Knight (Lidija) of Springfield, VA, Melinda Payne (David) of Reidsville, NC, James Weeder (Yun) of Killeen TX, sister: Gertrude Knight of Reidsville, NC, 13 great grandchildren, seven great great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
"To be born a Southern woman is to be made aware of your distinctiveness. And with it, the rules. The expectations. These vary some, but all follow the same basic template, which is, fundamentally, no matter what the circumstance, Southern women make the effort." -Allison Glock
We will always love you and miss you, Nana. You certainly made the effort and were a True Southern woman.
Memorials may be made to: The
4-A Oak Branch Dr. Greensboro, NC 27407.
The family will see friends 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Friday January 25, 2013 at Citty Funeral home and at other times will be at the home of her daughter Hermine Powell 485 Faucette Rd. Reidsville, NC
Online condolences may be made to: www.cittyfh.com