Helen Snyder Farrar

May 18, 1918November 1, 2018

Helen S. Farrar, a long-time resident of Greensboro, died November 1, 2018, at Well-Spring. A graveside service will be held at Thornrose Cemetery in Staunton, VA on Monday, November 12, 2018, at 11:30 a.m. Helen was born in Staunton, VA, the daughter of William Snyder and Maude Hupman Snyder.

Survivors include the family of Nancy Lyon and special adopted grandson, Brian Williams. Helen was employed as a receptionist at Hanes-Lineberry Funeral Home for over 40 years, retiring at age 92.

She will be remembered for homemade bread and chocolate chip cookies as well as her love for card playing and entertaining. Friendship meant a lot to Helen.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society of the Piedmont, 4527 W. Wendover Ave., Greensboro, NC 27409.

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  • Graveside Service Monday, November 12, 2018

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James Stewart

November 17, 2018

I worked with Helen Farrar at Hanes-Lineberry in the early 80's. She was a true joy to know and I always enjoyed being there at N. Elm Street working visitations with her and my fellow shift mate, Steve Brown unless I was working at Vanstory with my other shift mate, Bill Newnam. She had the perfect personality for being a "visitation worker". I will always remember her for her smile. I think we were all her adopted family and depending on our age she was always the caring, "mom", "aunt" or "sister" to her fellow workers. May God Bless Her.
James "PondBird" Stewart

Mike Owens

November 9, 2018

To the Farrar family and Helen’s Hanes-Lineberry family,

Helen was such a delight to work with. Some of my fondest memories of her are sharing recipes while working a visitation. She was always a class act.
Mike Owens
Ps 103:1-2

Mark Higgins

November 9, 2018

What a joy to know Helen Farrar over many years and to marvel at her reaching 100. I came to Greensboro in '79 to serve my internship with the Lineberrys, and having Helen as a co-worker and friend was pure delight. She was like that favorite Aunt to all of us younger guys on staff - warm, witty, exuberant and full of mischief. When Helen showed up at 5:00 daily to start her shift, it was like a bright ray of sunshine suddenly appeared. As though all was well with the world. Surely her youthful spirit and upbeat outlook sustained her all these years. Thanks be to God for the gift of Helen Farrar - an unforgettable gracious, refined and lovable Southern lady. May she rest in God's eternal care.......