Vernon Farley

October 6, 1950May 14, 2018

Vernon Farley, 67, passed away Monday, May 14, 2018 at Catawba Valley Medical Center.

Vernon was born October 6, 1950 and was the son of the late Levi Farley and Ola May Hill Farley. He was a member of Pentecostal House of Praise Newton, NC.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two brothers.

Survivors include his wife of 19 years, Norma Jean Beatty Farley; sons, Tommy (Lorena) Gillespie, Derrin (Lynn) Farley, Antwaine Beatty, and Joshua Farley; daughters, Angela Geter, Sherry (James) Hamilton, Tina (Michael) Artis, Latesha Cumberlander, and Jasmine Farley; sisters, Margaret Farley, Mildred Lyerly, Evelyn Wilson, and Dorothy Farley; grandchildren, Tequlia, Tommy Jr., Tamisha, Cameron, Kaitlyn, Terrence, Chavis, Aliyah, Tamiya, Elijah, Aniyah, Isreal, Jamir, Zyon, Aubrey; great grandchildren, Carter, Tatianna, Madison, Blake, Carter, Christian, Lailah, Xylem, Xavier, Natajah, Natashia.

Funeral service will be held on 1:00 pm Saturday, May 19, 2018 at Mount Olive Baptist Church Newton, NC with Apostle Wade Danner and Reverend Gilbert L. McCaskill officiating. Receiving of friends will be at 12:00 pm prior to the service. Burial will follow at Catawba Memorial Park.

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The Farley Family is under the care of Catawba Funeral Home.


  • Visitation Saturday, May 19, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, May 19, 2018

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Garland Rhinehardt Jr.

May 19, 2018

In the mid 1960's our 8th grade basketball team at Maiden Rosenwald Elementary went to Central High School in Newton for the biggest game we had ever experienced. Newton was up by one point with 5 seconds to go, the shot with up for Maiden, missed, Vernon on the rebound and scored the basket to win the game for MAIDEN ROSENWALD.