(LaGRANGE, Ga.) Irene Nelson McFarland, 91, died Wednesday, May 19, 2021, at Twin Fountains Nursing Home in LaGrange, Ga.

Visitation will be Friday, May 28, from 6 to 7 p.m. ET at Lakes-Dunson-Robertson Funeral Home in LaGrange.

A graveside service will be Saturday, May 29, at 1 p.m. at Southview Cemetery in LaGrange.

Mrs. McFarland was born Dec. 31, 1929, in LaGrange, the daughter of the late Junior and Carrie Beasley Nelson. She was a member of Rising Grove Baptist Church. Irene was educated in the Troup County School System. Irene was a homemaker who enjoyed fishing, playing cards and watching NFL football action.

Survivors include her daughter, Eugenia McFarland of LaGrange; seven sons, John McFarland of South Carolina, Willie McFarland and Eugene McFarland (Kenya), both of Roanoke, Thomas McFarland (Retha), Dexter McFarland (Martense), Clifford Turner (SaBrena) and Carnell Turner (Sonja), all of LaGrange; daughter-in-law, Elizabeth Carter of LaGrange; 27 grandchildren; 48 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents and her husband, Thomas "Tommy" McFarland, she was preceded in death by her daughters, Dorothy Gilbert and Betty McFarland; sons, Melvin McFarland and Milton McFarland; granddaughter; great-granddaughter; great-great-granddaughter; daughters-in-law, Derlia McFarland and Karen Hill McFarland; and brother, Alonzo Kelley.

Lakes-Dunson-Robertson Funeral Home, LaGrange.

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