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Obituary of Janet Arrington Farish
Gloria Janet Brown Arrington Farish, 92, of Tunica, MS, passed away peacefully, Thursday, August 22, 2019, at the home of her daughter, Lee Barron.
She was born in Belzoni, MS, July 23, 1927, "the year of the great flood," as she always added, to Thomas Calvin Brown and Mary RiRita Ferguson Brown.
She moved to Tunica, MS, to live with her aunt and uncle Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Caperton, to attend elementary school and continued on to graduate from Tunica High School. She attended Mississippi State College for Women until she met and married V. Homer Arrington, Jr. of Coffeeville, MS, who was a student at Mississippi State. Janet is survived by their four children, Beverly A. Campbell of West Point, MS and McKinney, TX; Homer Arrington, III (Suzanne) of Milford, PA; Lee A. Barron (Tim) of Pickwick Dam, TN; and James (Jim) A. Arrington (Karen) of Senatobia, MS. She also leaves behind her 13 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.
After the death of her husband Homer, Janet returned to Tunica to live for the next 41 years. There she found happiness again when she met and married Hayes T. Farish, long time County Agent for Tunica County, MS. Together they enjoyed traveling and many happy family events and celebrations. Janet was known as an excellent cook. Whether it was tailgating at MSU football games, birthdays or the holidays she always served a beautiful meal to family and friends.
She is also survived by her step-daughters Diana Nickels (Jerry) of Senatobia, MS and Kay Broome (Randy) of Columbus, MS and 5 step-grandchildren and 12 step-great grandchildren and a brother, Lee Butler Brown (Nita) of Vicksburg, MS.
She is preceded in death by her husband, V. Homer Arrington, Jr.; her husband, Hayes T. Farish; a sister, Mary Treloar; a brother, Bill Brown; and a beloved son-in-law, Carlisle Campbell.
Janet's granddaughters include: Betsy Campbell, Katherine Campbell Seyb, Molly Arrington, Mary Elizabeth Barron Mosby, Caroline Arrington, and Emily Arrington, Lynn Savage, Kim Collins and Teri Younger. Great grandchildren include Spencer, Campbell, Elizabeth, Henry, Grace and Sarah Katherine.
Her grandsons will serve as pallbearers. They include: Carlisle D. Campbell, Blake Arrington, Coleman Barron, Adam Arrington, Richard Arrington, Ethan Arrington, Garrett Arrington, Gray Nickels and Brian Nickels.
Services will be held at Tunica United Methodist Church, Tunica, MS, Saturday, September 7, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. A visitation will precede the service beginning at 10:00 a.m. The family will gather for a private burial service in Coffeeville, MS, later that afternoon. Memorial Funeral Home in Tunica, MS is handling the arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Tunica United Methodist Church, P.O.Box 1226, Tunica, MS, 38676 or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN. 38105.