John Irving Farnam

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of Delaware, AR

January 10, 1942 - April 1, 2021

John Irving Farnam, age 79, passed away peacefully on April 1, 2021 due to dementia related complications. John is now reunited with his parents, Mabel and Irving Farnam, his older sister, Belva Maddox, a brother who died in infancy, and his brother-in-law, J.L. McGough.

For John, there was no place like home. Other than a two year military service in the US Air Force, he spent his entire life in New Blaine on the family farm.

Friends and family will remember John for his quiet and gentle nature. He said very little, but his actions spoke volumes. Over the years, John devoted hours of his time to visiting and looking after elderly family members and neighbors. He was not a wealthy man, but he generously shared all that he had. For many years, John carefully maintained the Elizabeth Hall Cemetery, which has served as the final resting place for most of his kin.

His life was a living example of Hebrews 13:16
"And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased."

John is survived by his twin sister, Jean McGough of New Blaine, who has lovingly cared for him over the past several years; his nephews, Michael Maddox of Lacey Washington, and John McGough of Houston, Texas; his niece, Libbey Kitten of Richmond, Virginia; his brother-in-law, Bob Maddox of Richmond, Virginia; Penny and Nolan Poole of Morrilton, Arkansas, and numerous cousins.

John's family is especially grateful for the friendship and support of Lisa and Randy Schluterman, Dolph and Valetia Wellborne, and Martha Farnam.

A private burial service will be held at Elizabeth Hall Cemetery.

Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Roller Funeral Home in Paris.

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Dennis Green
North Little Rock, AR
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Friday, April 9, 2021

Jean, I’m sorry about the loss of you brother John. May God comfort you now and in the days ahead. Peace and grace.

Dava Bowen-Ross
Russellville, AR
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Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Jean, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. John was always a great man and I have many wonderful memories. He will always have a place in my heart.💖🙏

June Shirley Gilbreath
Paris, AR
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Tuesday, April 6, 2021

So sorry Jean for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. May God give you peace and sweet memories of John.

Nora langley
Subiaco, AR
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Monday, April 5, 2021

Sorry for your loss. Prayers for the family

Peggy Rockhold
College Station, TX
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Monday, April 5, 2021

Jean, I’m so sorry for your loss. I will always remember John. He always made me feel so welcome every time I visited. He was such a sweet person (just like his sister). He will be missed. You are in my prayers.

Neal wade
Paris, AR
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Sunday, April 4, 2021

Jean

You’re in our thoughts and prayers

Neal and Tammy Wade

Wanda Bennett
Atkins, AR
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Saturday, April 3, 2021

Jean, I am so sorry to learn of John’s passing. You will be in our thoughts and prayers. The McCutcheon sisters

Michael Maddox
Lacey, WA
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Friday, April 2, 2021

My Uncle John was the kindest soul. He was always generous with his time helping others. I am comforted that I know he is now in Heaven with my Mom and family.

Judy and Steve Hall
New Blaine, AR
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Friday, April 2, 2021

John was our neighbor for many years. I remember the first day we moved to New Blaine, about 25 years ago, our dogs got away. We looked everywhere for them and finally found them at John's place.
- he had fed them and they were happy as could be. We told him we would try harder to keep them at home and he said that they were his neighbors and welcome anytime. He was a kind soul. I would see him working at the cemetery and stop to visit a bit. He was a great part of our community. God bless his family and may he rest in peace.

Nora langley
Subiaco, AR
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Friday, April 2, 2021

Sorry for you loss

Betty Cochran
Madison, AL
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Friday, April 2, 2021

Jean, I am so sorry that John is gone. He was always so good to my mother, and no one could ever take as good care as he did of Elizabeth Hall Cemetery. He was a man of his word and a gentle soul, someone I am proud to have known. You are in my thoughts and prayers during this sad and difficult time.

Margie and Jiggs Garrison
Delaware, AR
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Thursday, April 1, 2021

Jean we were saddened to hear of John passing. Please accept our thoughts and prayers with you at this time.🙏👥

Jeannie Floyd
Hackett, AR
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Thursday, April 1, 2021

So sorry for your loss. I remember John when he worked with my dad bill Caldwell. My God comfort you.