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Anita Bryan Farmer

Mrs. Anita Bryan Farmer age 71 of Lebanon passed away June 4, 2023, at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.  She was born in Wilson County, December 11, 1951, daughter of the late Robert Lee Bryan and Hattie Lou Bryan.  She was a 1969 graduate of Lebanon High School and Middle Tennessee State University.  She was Registered Nurse for fifty years.  She began her career at McFarland Hospital and moved to University Medical Center working through several ownership changes and retired from Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital in 2022.  She was a member of College Hills Church of Christ and Lebanon Golf and Country Club.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her step-mother, Woodard Hankins Bryan.

She is survived by her husband of forty-one years, Glenn Farmer; two children:  Patrick Lee Farmer, Lauren (Josh) Lee; granddaughter, Scarlett Rose Lee; aunt, Mary Hightower; brother-in-law, Lynn Farmer; special friends, Kim and Cody Bryan and their daughters, Anna Grace, Sadie and Emmy.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, June 8, 2023, at 1 p.m. from the College Hills Church of Christ, 1401 Leeville Pike, Lebanon, with Kevin Owen and Johnny Markham officiating.  Interment will follow in Wilson County Memorial Gardens.  Pallbearers:  Cody Bryan, Greg Hall, Jimmy Comer, Tracy Hay, Colin DeFevers and Gary McFarland.  Visitation Wednesday 4-8 p.m. at Ligon & Bobo and Thursday 11 a.m. until service time at College Hills Church of Christ.  Memorial contributions may be made to “Anita’s Grandkids” c/o Pinnacle Bank for her grandchildren.

LIGON & BOBO FUNERAL HOME in charge of arrangements.

Messages for the Family

  1. Tilford Elkins says:
    Although I have not seen you both recently, I have felt close to both of you. Your lives touched me greatly in past years. Glenn, I am praying for your strength. Anita was a special lady. Having gone through this test myself, hold onto the good times and don’t dwell on the cruel disease that does not fight fair. Do not think of Anita as being gone. She is preparing the way for us and all other believers. We shall see her later where there is no pain or suffering. May all the family feel God’s grace and mercy.
    • Connie Enoch says:
      Anita was one strong lady. She fought all her battles with the sweetness of a Southern Belle…Patrick, I will have you and your family in my prayers
  2. Sandy Hubbard says:
    Anita touched so many life’s with her compassion and love! My love, and peace go to you the absolute lovesof her life- Glenn, Patrick and Lauren! God bless each of you with understanding!
    • Wayne and Gail Crook says:
      Anita was a great sweet lady, she fought more health battles in her life than most people ever thought about, she was always smiling and in good spirits, she will be missed every day, RIP Ms. Anita.
  3. Joy and Steve Havron says:
    She was a rock in the church and in the lives of our children with words and hugs and gifts at secret sister teas! She was in terrible pain and bore it all with a smile! She got her hip done and the devil gave her pain back with fervent vengeance, but she won her crown in glory!!
    You rocked this world ! Anita, see ya there my friend!
  4. Lonnie and Marilyn Naylor says:
    I didn’t know Anita but I knew her Family and they were Great so I am sure she was a Great Lady. Prayers to the Family
  5. Elaine Mount says:
    I was so sadden to see this obit. Many years ago, Anita was my go-to person with her great knowledge working in Utilization Management at McFarland helping me with codes and abbreviations. She was always patient with me asking 20 questions! Such sweet and kind first class lady! My condolences to Glenn. Prayers for your family.
  6. Kellen Maurice says:
    I had the pleasure of working with Anita for a couple years just prior to retirement with VUMC. She was always so kind and optimistic. Her positive outlook on life was contagious. We sometimes shared glimpses of each others family life, and she helped me to realize how being present makes the world of difference in the lives of our loved ones. That wisdom imparted to me won’t be easily forgotten. She was more than a colleague. She was a friend. And a great one at that. My prayers and heartfelt support go out to all her loved ones. And to the many others also blessed to know this special lady. RIP, dear friend.
  7. jim gann says:
    Anita was the hands of God in healing. Glenn, have not seen you in years but think of you and Lynn often. I am praying for you and your family
  8. Diane Driver says:
    Anita was always smiling no matter what she was going through. I started working with her at McFarland in 1986. She had a wealth of knowledge. I loved her since of humor. A very great lady!
  9. Bonnie Bates says:
    Anita and I worked together at McFarland after we were both graduates and RNs from MTSU. I remember her working in ER. Of course, she was younger then with black hair. She was a fun person and a good friend. I’m sorry to hear of her passing.
  10. Benjamin Wilkerson says:
    I don’t believe I ever met Anita but I have known her husband Glenn and his brother Floyd Lynn for many years in their tool and die business. They are two of the finest little guys you will ever meet. I feel so bad for Glenn in this time of tragic loss. I will certainly be thinking of you and wish you the best.
  11. Benjamin Wilkerson says:
    I don’t believe I ever met Anita but I have known her husband Glenn and his brother Floyd Lynn for many years in their tool and die business. They are two of the finest little guys you will ever meet. I feel so bad for Glenn in this time of tragic loss.
  12. Ann (Poki) Knight says:
    Glenn, prayers to you and your family for comfort. So sorry for your great loss.
  13. Melinda Halbert Forbes says:
    Saddened to learn of this great loss to her family and community. High School Anita shared her school bus seat with my 3rd grade self and we played adult women’s league softball together. She was one of the sweetest, funniest people to be around. Always a smile whenever I ran into her whether it be a Cracker Barrel, ballfield, or the halls of the hospital. Prayers to you, Glenn.
  14. Barbara Davies says:
    Glenn, I am so sorry for your loss. Anita was such a special person. I am certain through your children and granddaughter she will live on. Cherish the good memories and allow God to get you through this most difficult time.
    Love you, bud.
  15. Floyd Gaddes says:
    Glenn and family,
    Floyd and I are so sorry about sweet Anita.
    She was such a pretty woman and fun!
    She always was a friendly woman and so nice to talk with. I was at the oncologist one day and sick outside his office. She saw me, sprang into nurse mode and asked the office for a washcloth!! That sure meant a lot to me.
    She was a precious friend to both of us, and we loved her. Look to God, and He will be with you and give you comfort that only He can give.
    With love and prayers,
    Floyd and DiAnne Gaddes
  16. Janice Cash Wood says:
    My good friend of many years, although it has been years since I have seen you. You have been in my thoughts and memories many times. I am sorry to hear of your passing. You were always a beautiful soul. I can still hear your laugh. I will be praying for Glen and your children and grandchildren. I know they are as full of life as you were and I hope they have your joy in life.