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Veneta S. McFarland of Stonefort

updated: 7/27/2021 9:09 AM

Veneta S. McFarland, age 76, of Stonefort passed from this life to her eternal home on Tuesday, July 13, 2021 at the Lucy Smith King Care Center in Henderson, Kentucky.

Veneta was born in Harrisburg on May 28, 1945 to the late James and Verna Walters Lockaby. She graduated from Harrisburg High School. She was working as a carhop at Don Wilson's Drive-In in Harrisburg when she met Larry McFarland. They were married on Dec. 21, 1963 and had been married for 57 years when she passed on Tuesday. Veneta worked as a hairdresser and also as treasurer for the village of Stonefort for 30 years. She was a member of the Stonefort General Baptist Church and also the Eastern Star Chapter 31 of Stonefort. Veneta loved to camp and made many friends camping and enjoyed their company.

She is survived by her husband, Larry; a daughter, Leanett and her husband Keith Lovell of Sturgis, Kentucky; and a son, Laren and his wife Ellen McFarland of Stonefort; two grandchildren, Kayla and husband Wyatt Kirkland of St. Charles, Missouri and Kaci McFarland and fiancee Drew Maier of Stonefort; and many nieces, nephews and cousins

She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Lila Joiner.

Visitation for Veneta will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Monday July 19, 2021 at the Stonefort General Baptist Church in Stonefort. The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Stonefort General Baptist Church with the Rev. Jeff Owens officiating. Burial will follow in New Burnside Cemetery, where Eastern Star Rites will accorded by Stonefort Chapter 31.

Memorials in lieu of flowers should be directed to the Stonefort General Baptist Church or to New Burnside Cemetery. Envelopes will be available at the church.

Absher-Nicholson Funeral Home in Carrier Mills is entrusted with the arrangements.