Sharron Farmer Frahm

February 2, 1949March 22, 2014

Sharron Tribbett Farmer Frahm, 65, of Greensboro, NC, passed away on Saturday, March 22, 2014, at home surrounded by family following a long illness.

She was born February 2, 1949 in Richmond, VA, to the late Monroe Newton and June Tribbett Farmer, who survives. In addition to her mother, Sharron is survived by her husband of 26 years Ronald Frahm; her daughter Sarah Denton and husband Elijah of Misenheimer, NC; stepdaughter Nicole Frahm, stepson Adam Frahm and wife Becky, all of Greensboro; four grandchildren: Andrew Houston, Kyla Denton, Dax Denton and Ella Frahm. She is also survived by her brother Monroe Farmer and wife Kathy of Clifton Forge, VA; sister Jennie Hilton of Virginia Beach, VA; brother-in-law Barry Frahm and wife Toni of Myrtle Beach, SC; sister-in-law Susan Hazan and husband Larry of Woodmere, NY; along with nine nieces and nephews.

Sharron graduated from First Colonial High School in Virginia Beach, VA, and Longwood College in Farmville, VA, with a Bachelor of Arts in French. At Longwood she was a member of the Alpha Chapter of Kappa Delta sorority and the varsity tennis team.

She moved to Greensboro in 1980 and devoted herself to civic organizations. She was a member of the Gate City Kiwanis Club and twice served as the club's President, and at the district level, as Lieutenant Governor of Division 8. She was a Diamond Level Hixson Fellow, an honor given to Kiwanians who have contributed significantly to Kiwanis' history of generosity. She was a member of the Carolina Chapter of Operation Smile for more than 20 years. She served as Board Chair for several years in addition to chairing many fundraising events and volunteering for a medical mission to Ecuador. For her leadership and dedication to Operation Smile she received the Universal Smile Award in 2007 and the Lifetime Volunteer Achievement Award in 2008.

Sharron was an avid tennis player. She held many leadership roles with the Greensboro Tennis Association, including President. She was also a past member of the Sedgefield Country Club Tennis Committee. She holds 12 North Carolina State Championship tennis titles and a USTA National League Championship title. Her numerous accomplishments in the sport led to her induction into the North Carolina Tennis Hall of Fame in 2007 and the Guilford County Sports Hall of Fame in 2010.

Sharron will be remembered for her devotion to her family and friends. She especially loved spending time with her grandchildren. She also remained close to her first husband Billy Judy, his wife Sandy and their son Jayson, as well as Jayson's wife Megan and their son Bryce. Her many friends were like extended family to her; including her childhood “beach girls,” her “tennis gals,” and the Buonkrong family, for whom she became a surrogate grandmother. Sharron's bright spirit and enduring optimism will live on in the memory of those who loved her.

A visitation and memorial service will be held at Sedgefield Presbyterian Church where Sharron was an active member. Visitation will be on Tuesday, March 25, 2014, from 6-8 p.m. The memorial service will take place on Wednesday, March 26, 2014, at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Tempe Fussell officiating. A private interment will take place at the Greensboro Hebrew Cemetery. Hanes Lineberry Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Sharron's family would like to encourage those attending the memorial service to wear the color teal, which is the ovarian cancer awareness color.

Memorial contributions may be made in Sharron’s name to Operation Smile, 502 E. Cornwallis Drive Suite L, Greensboro, NC 27405; and for ovarian cancer research in care of The Medical Foundation of North Carolina, Inc., CB # 7565, Chapel Hill, NC 27514.



  • Visitation Tuesday, March 25, 2014
  • Memorial Service Wednesday, March 26, 2014


  • Officiant

Sharron Farmer Frahm

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April 4, 2014

You have my deepest sympathy. May good memories provide solace for you and your family during this challenging time and may God provide you with the assurance that you will see your loved one again. (John 17:3)

Anita/Hermas Ball

April 1, 2014

Ronnie, we were sorry to hear of Sharron's passing. She was a sweet lady with such a gentle spirit. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Katie Dunmire (UBS)

March 28, 2014

Ronnie and Family, we are so sorry for your loss. We will continue to keep you in our hearts and prayers

March 28, 2014

Ronnie, I am very sorry to hear about Sharron, Couldn't locate your phone number.

Virginia Beach

Gene and Linda Williamson

March 28, 2014

Gene and I are so very sorry to hear of Sharron's passing. Please know you and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers in this time of sorrow.

March 26, 2014

What wonderful memories I have of Sharron. Our cheeleading days at VBHS and FCHS were filled with laughter, squeezing in one more person in the back seat of someone's car, laryngitis, and pep rallies. Through all of this, I will always remember Sharron's laugh and great sense of humor. My love to June, Puggy, Jennie Boo, and Sarah and her family. Thinking of Sharron with a smile and a tear, Connie Jones

Sharon Greene

March 26, 2014

I will always cherish the memories I have of Sharron. We would tease each other when either one of us would lose a tennis match. She was the winner more than me. Her fun loving personality will be missed in our tennis community.
I am so sorry for your loss. She certainly fought with dignity and never complained. I know she is in the loving arms of God.
Rick and Sharon greene


March 26, 2014

My sincere sympathy to the family. Always remember Almighty God is close to those crushed in spirit and broken at heart. May he provide you with the strength needed during this difficult time of your life.

Winnie, Gwen and JW Quick

March 26, 2014

Sharron's loving ways and winning attitude will never be forgotten--our sincere condolences.

The Arth & Thornes Families

March 26, 2014

We were heartbroken to learn of Sharron's passing. We cherish the wonderful memories of our friendship in Greensboro years ago. Our deepest sympathies to Ronnie, Sarah and families.