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Marcelle Farrow

Birth Date: December 6, 1929
Death Date: July 16, 2017

Marcelle Wiseman Farrow, age 87, died on July 16, 2017. She was born on December 6, 1929 in Benton Co., TN to the late John H and Myrtle Bain Wiseman. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Lawrence Farrow; brothers, Bain, Tillman, and Fay Wiseman, all of Camden, TN; sister, Annelle Rushing of Nashville, TN. She is survived by sons, Mark Farrow of Germantown and John Farrow of Huntsville, AL; special granddaughter, Agatha Broyles of Chattanooga, TN; nieces, Diane Bell of Camden, TN and Garlene Stevens of Daphne, AL; and nephews, Jim and Luther Wiseman of Camden, TN, and George Wiseman of California.
Following graduation from the University of Tennessee – Knoxville, Marcelle worked as UT Extension Home Agent in Crockett Co., TN, taught at J. B. Young High School in Bemis, TN. She received a Master’s Degree in Education at the University of Memphis and taught hospitalized/homebound students for Shelby County Schools for 30 years.
She was a volunteer teacher for Memphis Literacy Council and following retirement from Shelby County Schools, she was a volunteer tutor for Memphis Adopt-A-School program for several years. Marcelle was a longtime member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church.
Visitation will be held on July 19 at 10:30 a.m. at Memorial Park Funeral Home on Poplar with funeral services to follow at 11:30 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Aldersgate United Methodist Church or to the charity of the donor’s choice.

July 19, 2017
10:30 am
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Memorial Park Funeral Home
5668 Poplar Ave. Memphis, TN 38119
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Funeral service
July 19, 2017
11:30 am
Memorial Park Fireside Chapel
5668 Poplar Avenue Memphis, TN 38119
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July 19, 2017
Memorial Park Cemetery
5668 Poplar Avenue Memphis, TN 38119
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  1. My Friend

    Written by: Leila Presson Hopkins

    Marcelle has been my best friend since I was 11 years old.

    I am sorry that it was not possible to attend her Memorial Service. My thoughts are with you, Mark and John.

  2. Please accept my deepest condolences for the loss of your loved one. God loves and cares for all of us and, we are precious to him. In his word the Bible, is the wonderful hope for our loved ones sleeping in death. Please see the details of that hope at John 5:28,29.

  3. My prayers are with your family during this difficult period. Take comfort in Jesus’ words at John 5:28, 29, “The time is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out.”

  4. I used to wonder just how it would feel to not be able to pick up the phone and call my precious Aunt Marce. NOW I KNOW. Rest In Peace Aunt Marce till we meet again.

  5. Marcelle Farrow is my aunt and friend who I will greatly miss. She always accepted me and welcomed me into her home. She always found a way to find some form of praise for me and her generosity and love meant a great deal to me. I hated to see her struggles these last years of her life. After surviving three bouts of cancer and the chemo, she lived with the effects of treatment on her aging body. Her mind and spirit never failed to be strong. She was never a passive apathetic person. She spoke up with tact and grace and some force if she thought the situation called for it. Her spirit lives on in my memory and I am thankful for the times we had together.

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