• Date Of Birth: June 15, 1937
  • Date Of Death: January 15, 2021
  • Siblings: Louise Atkinson Phillips (sister)
  • Children: Stefanie
  • Occupation: Published Author
  • City: Lawrenceville
  • State: Georgia

Farrar Atkinson of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on Friday, January 15, 2021. She was predeceased by her parents, Hazel and Virgil Atkinson.

She is survived by her daughter, Stefanie, and husband, Dale Brown; her granddaughter, Christy Sharple; grandson, Caleb Chambley; three great-grandsons, Ashton and Jonah Sharple and Wyatt Chambley; sister, Louise Atkinson Phillips; nephew, Mark Phillips, and wife, Teresa; great-niece, Jordan Phillips Stringer; great-nephew, Connor Phillips; and many cousins.

Farrar graduated from Lawrenceville High School in 1955 and Mercer University in 1961, having majored in psychology. She was in the United States Peace Corps from 1962-1964, when she taught biology at Manila High School. Mercer University nominated her for the 1965 edition of Outstanding Young Women of America. Her varied career included social work with the Department of Family and Children’s Services, supervisor of Appleton Church Home for teenage girls in Macon, GA, supervisor of outpatient services at Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis, MA, commission sales with Sears, and later in real estate.

Farrar was a published author, mostly fictional short stories, and received awards for many of them from the Southeastern Writers Association. She was a member of the Gwinnett Historical Society, Rock Springs United Methodist Church, and a prior member of Level Creek United Methodist Church.