Obituary: Lois Jane McFarland

June 25, 1927 – February 12, 2020

Lois Jane McFarland, 92, of Bedford passed away, Wednesday, February 12, 2020, at Garden Villa in Bedford.

Born June 26, 1927, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of John and Nina (Lamb) Chastain.S he married Kenneth McFarland on May 9, 1945, and he preceded her in death on December 30, 2015.

Lois attended Oolitic High School and Englewood Baptist Church. She was a homemaker and worked at the LARC Center where she was a founding member and a member of the board. Lois was a member of the Daughters of Rebekah and a prior board member of SICIL.

Surviving are her daughter, Denise McFarland; eight grandchildren, Teresa Andis, Charles Garland Jr., Joseph Garland, Clayton (Angela) Garland, Kenneth Garland, Kaylee George, Cassidy Oliver, Aaron Hobbs; several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; one brother-in-law, Jill McFarland; one sister-in-law, Glenda Jarvis; daughter-in-law, Julie McFarland; as well as several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband; three children, Johnny McFarland, Jennifer Cady, Zachary McFarland; one grandson, JA Cady; one sister, Geraldine Walls; two brothers, Frank and Walter Chastain.

Funeral services are at 11 a.m. on Monday, February 17, 2020, at Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes with Rev. George Payocong. Burial to follow in Williams Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until the hour of service on Monday at the funeral home.

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