Reba Farthing passed away at her home on January 9, 2019 with her family by her side.

Reba was born September 16, 1930 in the Silverstone Community of Watauga County, North Carolina. She was a daughter of the late H.P. Cook, Sr. and Leota Bolick Cook. She met her husband Baxter Farthing in 1957, and the couple married in January 1958. Soon thereafter they moved from North Carolina to northern Virginia where Baxter worked in construction and later ran a successful real estate business. Reba was a devoted wife and mother and helped her husband with the real estate business. They had three lovely daughters, one of whom tragically died at the age of five. By 2003, she had been blessed with two beautiful granddaughters, who she doted on regularly.

In recent years, Reba and Baxter spent their time traveling across North America and helping others through delivering Meals on Wheels. She enjoyed sewing, crocheting, and playing traditional gospel hymns on piano and keyboard. Last week Reba and Baxter celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary. Even when confronted with serious, debilitating illnesses in her later years, Reba had a gentle, sweet spirit and remained a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She will be sorely missed.

Reba is survived by her husband, Baxter, who turned 92 in 2018, two daughters, Rachel Farthing of Bristow, Virginia and Patricia Farthing Frisby and husband Robert, granddaughters Laura and Caroline Frisby, all of Bristow, Virginia. She is also survived by a number of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by daughter, Glenda Carole Farthing; five brothers, Allen, Stanley, Boyd, Dean, and H.P. Cook, Jr.; and five sisters, Edna Pardue, Ruth Moretz, Ethel Moretz, Ora Lee Winebarger, and Earleen Henson.

Visitation will be held at Pierce Funeral Home in Manassas, Virginia on Saturday, January 12 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. Funeral services will also be held on Saturday morning, January 19th, at 11:00 a.m. at the Barney Hampton Funeral Home in Boone, North Carolina. The body will lie in state, at the chapel, from 10:00 until 11:00 o'clock. Burial will follow in Mount Lawn Memorial Park and Gardens.

The family will receive friends from 10:00 until 11:00 o'clock, at the funeral home prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, donations are welcome to the charity of your choice. Donations may also be made in her memory to her family church, Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, which is located at 1564 Silverstone Road, Zionville, NC 28698.

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