James "Jimmy" Edwin Farrar

December 8, 1950October 29, 2018

Mr. James Edwin “Jimmy” Farrar, 67, of LaGrange, GA passed away Monday, October 29, 2018 at his home.

Mr. Farrar was born December 8, 1950 in LaGrange, GA to Vesta Eloise Foster Farrar and the late Edwin Herman Farrar. He retired from West Point Stevens and was a loving husband and father. His devotion to his family was always a priority. Jimmy loved his music and played in numerous bands including Raw Energy, Molly Hatchet, Predator, Section 8, Gator Country, Southern Rock Allstars, Hangin’ Tough. During his music career he received Gold and Platinum Awards. He will be greatly missed by all that knew him.

Survivors include his loving wife, Elizabeth Farrar; son, Nathan Farrar; daughter, Jamaica Farrar Jackson (Carl “Trea” Jackson III); mother, Vesta Foster Farrar; sister, Tharon Norred (Mike Norred); four grandsons; one granddaughter; nephew, Jay Daniel; other relatives and friends.

A Celebration of Life Service will be 2:00pm Sunday, November 4, 2018 at Stateline Congregational Christian Church. Flowers will be accepted or donations may be made to the Troup High School Marching Band in memory of Jimmy Farrar.

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Arrangements are by Striffler-Hamby Mortuary, 1010 Mooty Bridge Road, LaGrange, GA 30240 (706) 884-8636


  • Elizabeth Farrar, Wife
  • Nathan Farrar, Son
  • Jamaica Farrar Jackson & Carl "Trea" Jackson, III, Daughter
  • Vesta Foster Farrar, Mother
  • Tharon Norred & Mike Norred, Sister
  • Four Grandsons, *
  • One Granddaughter, *
  • Jay Daniel, Nephew


  • Celebration of Life Service Sunday, November 4, 2018

James "Jimmy" Edwin Farrar

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Jeff C

January 21, 2019

Time goes by too fast ! I first met Jimmy and the Predator Band about 1988 and what a Band and Singer ! I followed them wherever they played at and for two nights in Montgomery, Alabama, and of course at places in LaGrange,Georgia , Pine Mountain at Pines Restaurant and Pub and at Earl’s Place near the former White House restaurant!!!
Even though Jimmy was a Star having played in Molly Hatchet and other bands NEVER did he let his Stardom and Being Famous “go to his head” !!! He was always a down to Earth good friend !!! I gave him a Cowbell one night when the Band couldn’t find theirs so he could sing and play the Cowbell on the song Mississippi Queen ! Not living in LaGrange since about twenty years I didn’t know Jimmy was sick as when Life takes Friends in separate ways you “Loose Track” of how Friends are doing !!! Those were the great days following the Predator Band to hear them “Make Music” as my Great Aunt would say about a Band playing Music. I visited Jimmy at their Home in the early 2000’s and he autographed a Molly Hatchet CD for me that I still have and I will always treasure Jimmy, the CD, The Predator Band, and when I visited him his wife Beth and their Daughter was there and all made me feel if I was at my Home, so this isn’t Goodbye Jimmy,,, it’s I Will See You Later Friend !!!
My Sincere Condolences to Beth, their Daughter and Son, and Jimmy’s Mother and The Predator Band !!!

Pat Hall Kelley

November 9, 2018

All the fun and laughs we had at The Rock Garden. This is where I met you, I was 18. You always had a way to make me laugh no matter what was going on at the time. So many parties, get togethers and many talks about life. I wish I had spent more time around you in our later years, cause I know you would have had many more stories to tell me. I love you deep in my heart and I know heaven is a better place with you in it. God Bless your family.......

Tony Pippin

November 2, 2018

Jimmy was a good soul that touched a lot of people! You can let the good times roll now! RIP my friend! May the Lord be with all that loved you and are hurting!

Cori Lee

October 31, 2018

I met him setting up for SRA , We talked about many things and he showed me that just being a better person was more important than being the biggest star! The last time we spoke he said” I loved Montana Blondie it was beautiful, and I told him Montana loved him along with his big heart! I feel very blessed to have met him and have memories my sage n sweet grass will go up to him and the great spirits and watch over whom he loved so . I believe it hurts so because we loved him so dam much Rest in Paradise! Jimmy

George Daniel

October 31, 2018

Jimmy was a true friend and a super talented musician. He is going to be missed by many. I wish the best for his family. They are friends and in my prayers....

Kim Mask

October 30, 2018

So very sorry for your loss, thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends. Jimmy was so very talented and will be greatly missed!

Hamilton McGuire

October 30, 2018

A mentor, a hero, and role model to a younger generation. Jimmy and Beth always invited me in their house with open arms. They fed me when I was hungry, made sure I took my medicine when I was sick. Jimmy would normally threaten to cut me, if I didnt do what I was supposed to. I had a conversation with that man, it was one of the last times I saw him. What we talked about that night made me realize that I didnt need to be a professional musician, that I needed to be a professional father. That I couldn't be both. My child has Jimmy to thank for me always being there. His advice will always stay with me. Some of the best times of my life were had just sitting next to him listening to his stories. I'm a better person because of Jimmy Farrar.

Lynn Bradley

October 30, 2018

So sorry for your loss. You remain in our thoughts and prayers.

Otto Greenleaf

October 30, 2018

Dear Jimmy:
Otto Greenleaf

Kieran Keegan

October 30, 2018

Jimmy was very nice to me the few times we spoke online during his time with just a Hatchet fan in the UK. Loved his music and a great fella. He will be very sadly missed