OBITUARY

Kathryn "Kitty" (Farrar) Askew

December 22, 1919January 30, 2020
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Kathryn “Kitty” Farrar Askew, age 100, of Douglasville, Georgia, formerly of Fayetteville, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, January 30, 2020.

Kitty was born to the late Edward C. Farrar and the late Waldine Williams Farrar in Fayette County, Georgia on December 22, 1919. She grew up in her home town and moved to Atlanta to attend business school. While taking a stroll on Peachtree Street with one of her friends, she met the love of her life, James. After a short courtship, the two became husband and wife and were later blessed with their daughter, Sylvia.

Kitty was a spiritual woman and had a big heart for serving others. She was the office manager for Ben Hill Baptist Church for over 20 years, simultaneously served as the pastor’s secretary, taught Sunday School, created worship stationary and also fixed things throughout the church such as the furnace – she could truly do it all. She and James, together, led Benevolence through the church taking cancer patients to their medical treatments and personally providing meals to the elderly and shut-ins. God called upon Kitty to fulfill many purposes including volunteering with Meals on Wheels throughout Douglas County, sharing the word of the Lord with others and publishing various writings to Homebound.

Kitty had many health issues that could have discouraged any normal person, but she had such inner strength that she virtually willed herself well in order to keep helping others.

Kitty had a good life and was able to focus on the blessings: she had dedicated friends and family, a team of doctors who loved her as much as she loved them, Max the cat who she cared for as her child, movie nights watching the classics, grocery store outings and sports to her hearts content.

Kathryn “Kitty” Farrar Askew is preceded in death by her husband of 70+ years, James R. Askew; parents, Edward C. and Waldine Williams Farrar; brother, Jim Farrar and also his wife, Edith; and niece, Cindy Farrar Hall.

Her memory will be cherished by her loving daughter, Sylvia Askew Bates; granddaughter, Kecia Bates Kelley and her husband, Jeff; niece, Connie Huddleston and her husband, Walter “B”; nephews, Tim Turner and Ben Turner; her beloved church family, extended family and friends.

The family will receive friends from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm on Sunday, February 2, 2020 at Whitley-Garner at Rosehaven 8640 Rose Avenue Douglasville, Georgia 30134. Services will follow in Rosehaven Chapel with Pastor Gene Fields and Pastor Cecil Clegg officiating. Kitty’s dear friend, Carol Emerson, will be offering her gift of music in her memory.

Donations may be made to Heritage Baptist Church, 8800 Rose Avenue Douglasville, Georgia 30134 (www.hbcdg.org). Please visit www.whitleygarner.com to share your sentiments and memories of Mrs. Askew.

Services have been entrusted to the care of Whitley-Garner at Rosehaven Funeral Home, 8640 Rose Avenue, Douglasville, GA 30134

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, February 2, 2020
  • Funeral Service Sunday, February 2, 2020

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Mitchell Appliance Co

February 7, 2020

We extend our heartfelt sympathy to you during this time. So sorry for your loss.

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Autumn Byce

February 2, 2020

Sweet Ms. A.
Benjye and I will miss her dearly. She has been my neighbor for my entire life but more than that she and Mr. A were surrogate grandparents to me as mine died when I was young. Mom always asked for her opinion when one of us was sick or hurt. I've learned so many valuable lessons on many things through the years from her. Lots of memories to hold dear to my heart. Go rest high on that Mountain your work on earth is done. Reunited with Mr A once again 💝

Angela Baker Osborne

February 2, 2020

Mrs, Askew was a wonderful person. She always went out of her way to help people. When I was pregnant she made the most beautiful blanket for my little one to come.
Then a few years later, she gave me a chair for my apartment and it was the most comfortable reading chair ever! I used that chair for at least thirty years.
She was always so kind to me. I just can’t put into words how wonderful it was to live across the street from them.
Mrs A give Jesus Christ a kiss from me today, during all your celebration 🎉

david pirkle

February 2, 2020

God bless you Mrs Askew, you were a great fiend to me

Debra Mayfield

January 31, 2020

The staff of Whitley-Garner at Rosehaven Funeral Home and Memorial Park would like to extend our most sincere condolence to the Askew Family. We would like to thank you for entrusting the care of your loved one into our hands. Please remember you are not alone and we will always be here for you.

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Biography

Kathryn “Kitty” Farrar Askew, age 100, of Douglasville, Georgia, formerly of Fayetteville, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, January 30, 2020.

Kitty was born to the late Edward C. Farrar and the late Waldine Williams Farrar in Fayette County, Georgia on December 22, 1919. She grew up in her home town and moved to Atlanta to attend business school. While taking a stroll on Peachtree Street with one of her friends, she met the love of her life, James. After a short courtship, the two became husband and wife and were later blessed with their daughter, Sylvia.

Kitty was a spiritual woman and had a big heart for serving others. She was the office manager for Ben Hill Baptist Church for over 20 years, simultaneously served as the pastor’s secretary, taught Sunday School, created worship stationary and also fixed things throughout the church such as the furnace – she could truly do it all. She and James, together, led Benevolence through the church taking cancer patients to their medical treatments and personally providing meals to the elderly and shut-ins. God called upon Kitty to fulfill many purposes including volunteering with Meals on Wheels throughout Douglas County, sharing the word of the Lord with others and publishing various writings to Homebound.

Kitty had many health issues that could have discouraged any normal person, but she had such inner strength that she virtually willed herself well in order to keep helping others.

Kitty had a good life and was able to focus on the blessings: she had dedicated friends and family, a team of doctors who loved her as much as she loved them, Max the cat who she cared for as her child, movie nights watching the classics, grocery store outings and sports to her hearts content.

Kathryn “Kitty” Farrar Askew is preceded in death by her husband of 70+ years, James R. Askew; parents, Edward C. and Waldine Williams Farrar; brother, Jim Farrar and also his wife, Edith; and niece, Cindy Farrar Hall.

Her memory will be cherished by her loving daughter, Sylvia Askew Bates; granddaughter, Kecia Bates Kelley and her husband, Jeff; niece, Connie Huddleston and her husband, Walter “B”; nephews, Tim Turner and Ben Turner; her beloved church family, extended family and friends.

The family will receive friends from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm on Sunday, February 2, 2020 at Whitley-Garner at Rosehaven 8640 Rose Avenue Douglasville, Georgia 30134. Services will follow in Rosehaven Chapel with Pastor Gene Fields and Pastor Cecil Clegg officiating. Kitty’s dear friend, Carol Emerson, will be offering her gift of music in her memory.

Donations may be made to Heritage Baptist Church, 8800 Rose Avenue Douglasville, Georgia 30134 (www.hbcdg.org).

Please visit www.whitleygarner.com to share your sentiments and memories of Mrs. Askew.

Services have been entrusted to the care of Whitley-Garner at Rosehaven Funeral Home, 8640 Rose Avenue, Douglasville, GA 30134