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Oliver "Buddy" L. Farr
  • November 28, 1934
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  • June 05, 2009

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Oliver Lynn Farr, 74, of New Smyrna Beach died Friday, June 05, 2009 at his home.  Buddy was born November 28, 1934 in Lecompte, LA.  He moved to Florida in 1974 from Alexandria, LA and resided in New Smyrna Beach with his wife, Carolyn.  Buddy was a devoted man of God and an inspiration to those around him.  He served as a Deacon at the West Orange Church of Christ and was a member of the New Smyrna Beach Church of Christ.  Buddy was a past Rotarian and veteran of the US Navy.  He graduated from Tioga High School Class of 1953.  Buddy owned and operated Farr Discount Furniture Store in Alexandria, LA and was the founder and owner/operator of Buddy’s Cinnamon Buns.    Buddy was known for his loving and giving personality.  He never met a stranger and would go out of his way to help in any way.  Buddy was preceded in death by his parents A.L. “Kid” and Lucyle Farr.  He is survived by his devoted wife of 51 years, Carolyn Ann McQueen Farr; children, Kirk Farr of Ocoee, Staci and Ronnie Bradshaw of Winter Garden, Bradley and Paula Farr of Valde, TX; one grandson, Gunnar Bradshaw; four granddaughters, Olivia Bradshaw, Elizabeth, Kathryn and Caroline Farr; sister, Darleene Farr ( Jack) Courtney of Alexandria,  LA; sister-in-law, Shirley McQueen Jeter and many loving family member in Alexandria, LA.  1:00PM, Tuesday, June 9, 2009 at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Ball, LA Visitation will be held 7-9PM, Monday at the Hixson Funeral Home, 701 Jackson, Alexandria, LA. Forest Lawn Cemetery, Ball, LA

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  1. Marty Watkins Barry says:
    22 Jun 2009
    Dear Carolyn,
    I'm so sorry to hear of your loss of Buddy. I was at Jackson St with him when I was young. I know you're hurting now and will for some time but God will bless you with peace over time and good memories to replace the pain you have now.
    God Bless you,
    Marty

  2. Bill Durham says:
    15 Jun 2009
    Dear Carolyn and family. I'm so shocked and saddened by the loss of Buddy. What fond memories I have of him and you from the "olden" days in Alexandria. My best recollecton of Buddy is that he lived life to the fullest and made the best of every day. My heart goes out to you all. I'll be praying that God gives you the strength to carry on as you must. We love you.

  3. Jo Shackelford says:
    15 Jun 2009
    Dearest Carolyn and Family,
    My heart grieves for you all during this hard time of losing your precious Buddy. I just recieved the email through Phillys Howe Randolph. It has been such a long time, but I remember so clearly Buddy's great zest for life. What a joy he was! We lost our irreplaceable "Shack" last July 2nd, so, I identify with what it is to lose an extraordinary man and, at the same time, feel so blessed to have had him in our lives.
    May God bless you all and give you strength....Jo

  4. Joneal Shackelford Kirby says:
    15 Jun 2009
    BUddy was an inspiring adult in my young life and young Christian walk. I appreciated his enthusiasm for people and for the Lord and in my young days especially as a teen, I looked up to his passion and eagerness to serve others and the church.
    Bless you all as you mourn your husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend.
    Love in Him,
    Joneal (Shackelford) Kirby

  5. Joan Close Powers says:
    15 Jun 2009
    It broke my hear to hear about Buddy from Darleen. He was the youngest of the three of us, and I assumed I would be first. He was always the younger brother to me even if it was not by blood. I remember the last time I saw Buddy, and he kissed me on top of my head when he left Darleen's. He will always live in my memories. We just grew up together. My deepest cry from my hear to you Carolyn. I know how much you loved him and how long.

  6. Paula (Howe) Fontenot says:
    15 Jun 2009
    I am so sorry to hear about Buddy's passing. Its a difficult time to lose someone you love. We lost mom last month. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all!

  7. Sybil Purdy Ballard says:
    15 Jun 2009
    Danny O'Neal told me about Buddy. I'm so sorry. My father, Glynn Purdy, was the minister at Jackson Street during the years when you had the furniture store. I still have two bedroom suits and some other pieces that mother and daddy bought from you before we moved to San Augustine, Texas. I have fond memories of all of you from those years. My husband passed away in 1972 when our home burned. We had one son. All of you are in my prayers. Sincerely, Sybil Purdy Ballard

  8. Peggy Howe Buckley says:
    15 Jun 2009
    Carolyn & Family, I was so sorry to hear about Buddy's passing. I have many great memories from Jackson Street Church of Christ and our families. Please accept my condolences on Buddy's passing.

  9. Phyllis Howe Randolph says:
    15 Jun 2009
    I'm so sorry to hear of Buddy's death. It's been a long time, but I remember him well. We lost mom last month, so I know how sad you must all feel right now. I will keep you in my prayers.

    Phyllis (Howe) Randolph

  10. Shirley Hutchinson says:
    14 Jun 2009
    Carolyn and Family,
    Buddy will always have a very special place in my heart. He will be truly missed. May God's presence give you comfort during this time.

  11. Lucille McQueen says:
    07 Jun 2009
    I am so sorry to learn of Buddy's death..Buddy was loved by everyone, and he will surely be missed. With much love and prayers. Lucille

  12. Jimmie (Mcqueen)Brown says:
    07 Jun 2009
    I will be praying for all of you as you go through this time of grieving.. Buddy was a precious man, and I thank the Lord that he is now with Him.
    With lots of love,
    jimmie

  13. Willie Rice says:
    07 Jun 2009
    Family Members of Buddy Farr,

    Sorry of your lost of Buddy. My prayers and thoughts are with you all at this time of lost.

    May God keep his arms around you and give you all the strength to go through you lost.

    God Bless,

    Willie Rice
    P.O. Box 12
    Ball, LA. 71405

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