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James Ewell Farmer, Sr.

April 2, 1946 — August 23, 2020

James Ewell Farmer, Sr.

James Ewell Farmer, Sr. of Vernon Hill, VA passed away August 23, 2020.  He was born in Halifax County, VA on April 2, 1946 and was 74 years of age. He was the son of the late Maynard Ewell Farmer and the late Evelyn Hall Farmer. He was married Jean Price Farmer who survives.


He was a member of Mt. Vernon Baptist Church and a United States Marine Veteran of the Vietnam Era.  


James Ewell Farmer, Sr. is survived by:

His Wife

Jean Price Farmer of the home

His Children

Sharon Denise Farmer of Halifax

Jamie Farmer (Beth) of Alton

Robbie Farmer of Vernon Hill

Andy Farmer of Vernon Hill

Ronnie “Teddy Bear” Farmer of Vernon Hill

Five Grandchildren

Evelyn Farmer, Jay Farmer, Jasmine Trent, Damian Trent and Anaya Anderson

One Sister

Betty Ware


***Preceded in death by***

Two Sisters

Elsie Whitfield and Florence Gery


A memorial service with Military Rites will be held Thursday, August 27, 2020 at 2:00 P.M. at Powell Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Randy Holmes officiating.


The family will receive friends at the home, 9049 Mountain Rd., Vernon Hill, VA.


For memorials please consider a charity of your choice.


Online condolences may be directed to


Arrangements are by: Powell Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 1603 Wilborn Ave., South Boston, VA 24592. 


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Thursday, August 27, 2020

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