Ophelia Marie Farlow

March 7, 1928May 6, 2019

Ophelia Ball Farlow, 91, passed away Monday, May 6, 2019 at GrayBrier following several years of declining health.

Ophelia was born in Guilford County, March 7, 1928, a daughter of the late Lloyd Ball and Esther Morgan Ball. She retired from High Point Regional Hospital after many years of service. She enjoyed reading and crocheting. Ophelia was a member of Marlboro Friends Meeting. She was preceded in death by her husband, Sidney Everette Farlow; a brother, L. B. Ball; two sisters in law, Wilma Ball and Eva Ashburn.

Surviving are four children, Gary Farlow, Randy Farlow and wife Donna, David Farlow and Carolyn Kinley and husband Glenn; nine grandchildren, twenty-one great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Betty Coltrane and husband Robert; a sister-in-law Marie Robbins.

A Celebration of Ophelia's life will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Marlboro Friend Meeting by Pastor Ray Luther. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends in the family life center at the church prior to the service from 1 until 2 p.m. Pallbearers will be Clayton Farlow, Jerry Rhymer, Jeffery Rhymer, Jonathan Rhymer, Rusty Shipwash and Steven Shipwash.

Memorials may be directed to Marlboro Friends Meeting, 2668 Marlboro Church Road, Sophia, NC 27350 or to Hospice of Randolph County, 416 Vision Drive, Asheboro, NC 27203 . Davis Funeral Home is serving the family.


  • Lloyd & Esther Morgan Ball, Parents
  • Sidney Everette Farlow, Husband
  • Carolyn Kinley & husband Glenn, Daughter
  • Gary Farlow, Son
  • Randy Farlow & wife Donna, Son
  • David Farlow, Son
  • Betty Coltrane & husband Robert, Sister
  • Marie Robbins, Sister-in-law
  • Eva Ashburn, Sister-in-law
  • Wilma Ball, Sister-in-law
  • L.B. Ball, Brother
  • Mrs. Farlow is also survived by nine grandchildren, twenty-one great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.

  • Clayton Farlow
  • Jeffery Rhymer
  • Jerry Rhymer
  • Jonathan Rhymer
  • Rusty Shipwash
  • Steven Shipwash

  • Marlboro Friends Meeting
  • Hospice of Randolph County


  • Visitation Thursday, May 9, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Thursday, May 9, 2019


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Patricia Mason

May 22, 2019

I had lost touch with Ophelia and the Farlow family but I want to express my condolences to each of you. Just another part of the family legacy gone on, but it’s up to each of you to keep her memory alive for those grands, great-grands and great-great-grands (WOW).
Your family always made me feel welcome and was so much help to me as a young mother. I was thankful to have lived so close during those first years of marriage, especially having Ophelia and Carolyn’s help with a baby having a baby. I will always cherish those memories. I am glad you were part of my life.