Steven Lee Farrell, 59, died Tuesday, January 6, 2009 from congestive heart failure. Steve was the son of the late Horace Farrell and is survived by his mother, Mrs. Wheme Allen “Buddy” Farrell.
Steve graduated from Southern Adventist University with a BA in English. He received his Masters degree in Education Administration from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA. Steve was an Academic Instructor at Southampton Correctional Center from 1972 – 2004; and was Assistant Principal of Greensville Correctional Center in Jarratt, VA from 2004 – 2008.
Steve loved the beach, arts, hiking and canoeing. He enjoyed spending time with his niece and nephew. Steve attended the first Spoleto Festival in Charleston, SC, and along with his sister Kay, never missed one for 30 years. He was truly a people person loved my many. Steve was a member of Pittsboro Seventh-day Adventist Church in Pittsboro, NC.
In addition to his mother, Steve is survived by his sisters, Kay Farrell of Winter Springs, FL, and Madelyn Farrell Mann and her husband Terry “Bunny” Mann of Bynum, NC; uncle, Almon Farrell of Bel Air, MD; aunt, Joanna Caravias of Pittsboro, NC; niece, Shelley Marie and nephew Zach Farrell Mann.
Friends may visit with the family from 6:00 – 8:00 pm Thursday, January 8, 2009 at Griffin Funeral Service in Pittsboro, NC. The funeral service will be held at 3:00 pm, Saturday, January 10, 2009 at Yale Seventh-day Adventist Church in Yale, VA. Inurnment will be in the Saint George Cemetery, Saint George, SC, where his father is interred.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorials should be directed to either the Student Fund of Yale Seventh-day Adventist Church School, 19155 Court House Road, Yale, VA 23897, or to Pittsboro Seventh-day Adventist Church, PO Box 339, Pittsboro, NC 27312.
Online condolences to: www.griffinfuneral.com, Select obituaries. Arrangements are under the care of Griffin Funeral Service and Cremation,
396 West Street, Pittsboro, NC 27312.