Mrs. Farrar 1923-2010, was born on a family farm near Collinsville (about 10 miles from me). On a personal note, she was my best friend’s cousin. She was married to Robert Harold Farrar for 63 years, who passed away last year. She was an English teacher in the Meridian Public School System for thirty years. A 1945 graduate of the University of Mississippi, Mrs. Farrar earned a Master’s degree from The University of Southern Mississippi in 1962. She was appointed Poet Laureate of Mississippi by Gov. Ross Barnett on July 31, 1978. Her works include:
Mrs. Farrar appeared on Good Morning America in 2007.