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Obituary -- Mark Farrar Sr.

Mark Freeman Farrar Sr., age 66 of Shelbyville, Tenn., died Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2003, at his home after an extended illness.

A native of Bedford County, he was the son of the late Jim and Virginia Dance Farrar. He was employed with the State of Tennessee Department of Agriculture. He was a graduate of the University of Tennessee at Martin and a member of the University of Tennessee Alumni Board.

Farrar was a member of the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration Association and ringmaster for 43 years.

He was a realtor with Tune and company for many years and more recently associated with Daniel and Neese Realty. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, where he served on the Church Council and was head usher.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Nancy Ward. Farrar is survived by his wife, Ann Tune Farrar of Shelbyville, Tenn.; two sons, Mark Farrar Jr. of Shelbyville and Jeff Farrar of Jackson, Miss.; a daughter, Mary Elizabeth (Matthew) Gillespie of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; two brothers, Joe Farrar of Shelbyville and Jimmy Farrar of Tullahoma, Tenn.; two sisters, Martha Sue Erving of Tullahoma and Mary Farrar of Birmingham, Ala.

Funeral services were held Thursday, Oct. 16, 2003, at 2 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Shelbyville. Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, Hospice of Highland Rim or the American Cancer Society.

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