Class of 1951
|Jeannette Snow McFarlin, age 81, of
Paris, Tenn., died Tuesday, April 14, 2015, at Paris Healthcare & Rehab
Center in Paris, Tenn.
Jeannette married Mac McFarlin Jr. December 24, 1950 and he preceded in death March 18, 1981. With her husband and daughter, she lived in many cities including St. Louis, MO, Mobile, AL. Vicksburg, MS, Meridian, MS, Nashville, TN, Bowling Green, KY, Evansville, IN, Boonville, IN, Dayton, OH, and Celina, OH.
While in Celina, she worked for many years at The Daily Standard newspaper, where she was a perforator, proofreader, wrote feature stories and covered the police and courthouse beats. She was also instumental in establishing the Auglaize-Mercer County Community Action Commission (CAC), Project Liberation, Head Start and other programs. She was the Board President of the Community Action Commission there for several years. She also served on the Farm Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC) board of Northwest Ohio for several years.
In his autobiography, "Winking At Life", Wink Martindale wrote about his Friendship with Mac and Jeannette McFarlin which began while Martindale and McFarlin both worked at WDXI in Jackson, TN.
Jeanette was born May 30, 1933 in Paris, TN to the late Cecil Snow and the late Ellie Brady Snow. She was a member of East Wood Church of Christ in Paris and attended Atkins Porter School and Graduated from Grove High School.
She is survived by her One Daughter, Shannon McFarlin of Paris, Tenn; Half Sister, Jane Weisenfels of Richmond, VA; Half Brother-John Snow of Richmond, VA; and Several Niece and Nephews.
Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, Tenn., where the visitation will be from 5 – 7 pm Thursday, April 16, 2015 and from 9 – 10 am Friday, April 17, 2015. The Funeral Service will be at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home at 10:00 AM Friday, April 17, 2015.
Randy Stephens will officiate.
Interment will be at Walker Cemetery in Paris, Tenn.
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