Carothers Funeral Home


Helen Elva (Horton) Farmer

8 mayo , 19255 agosto , 2020

Helen Elva (Horton) Farmer, 95, of Gastonia passed away peacefully at her daughter’s home on Wednesday August 5, 2020 under the care of Gaston Hospice. Helen was a traditional homemaker focused on her family. She was a daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and a great-great grandmother. She will be dearly missed by her family, friends and all that knew and loved her. Helen is the daughter of the late Edna (Jenkins) and Mark David Horton. Her husband, Craig Henry Farmer, her son, James D. “Tig” Farmer, sisters, Sarah Conroy and Mildred Conard and brothers, Arthur Horton, Dean Horton and Bobby Horton preceded her in death.

Left to cherish their memories of Helen and to carry on her legacy are her daughter, Darlene Caldwell and her husband Ronnie of Gastonia and son, Gary C. Farmer and his wife Hilda of Mt. Holly. Missing their grandmother are, David, Brandi, Stacy, Erica, Merodie, Abby and Marie. Her great-grandchildren are Nicholas, Kelbi, Ava, Aubrey, Alec, Riley, Anson, Raemy, Ryker, Chloe, Callie, Renly, Wesley and Victoria. Her great-great grandson is Brax. She also leaves behind her sisters Betty McCoig and Rachael Lewis.

A celebration of Helen’s life will be held at 2:30 PM on Sunday, August 9, 2020 at Pearl Baptist Church, 4657 NC-27, Iron Station, NC. The family will receive friends at the church, one hour before the service, beginning at 1:30 PM. Committal and burial will be held at Hillcrest Gardens, in Mt. Holly, following the celebration of life service. Reverend Hugh Whitfield will offer words of encouragement and hope to those that gather to remember Helen. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Fond memories of Helen and condolences for the family may be left at

In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made in Helen’s name to Angel Bows by Raemy, 1693 Gray Fox Road, Iron Station, NC 28080 or

The staff at Carothers Funeral Home Stanley is honored to serve the Farmer Family.


  • Receiving of Friends

    domingo, 9 agosto , 2020

  • Celebration of Life Service

    domingo, 9 agosto , 2020

  • Committal Service

    domingo, 9 agosto , 2020


Helen Elva (Horton) Farmer

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Gary & Joy Rankin

agosto 7, 2020

Gary and I were so sorry to hear about Helen’s passing. We have known her since we were children and she was such a sweet lady. She was always such a good Christian influence on the children coming up in the church. Now she is present with the Lord that she loved so much and also with Craig. We will be praying for your family. We love you all.


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