Myrtis “Barbara” Farr Clements
Wrens, GA – Myrtis “Barbara” Farr Clements, 88, wife of the late Grady Paul Clements, peacefully left this life at Pruitt Health Augusta Saturday evening, August 1, 2020. Graveside services will be held at 10:00 A.M. Thursday morning, August 6, 2020 at Hillcrest Memorial Park with Rev. Dwain French officiating.
Because of the family’s concern for public health and safety during this COVID-19 pandemic, the family requests that social distancing and other safety precautions be followed. The wearing of face masks is encouraged.
Barbara was one of two children of the late Myrtis Lillibelle Reese Farr and the late Willie Anderson Farr. Born in Charlotte NC, she was raised in West Palm Beach FL. The family moved to Wrens and it was there she graduated as Valedictorian from Wrens High School in 1948, married, and became a member of Wrens United Methodist Church. Barbara was a hard worker and was very industrious. She was co-owner of Jefferson Farm Supply and Jefferson Milling Company, as well as worked as an accountant at J. Thomas Jones CPA, later owning and operating her own accounting business. She was past President of the Augusta Chapter of National Association of Accountants. Being very independent, she liked to do things her way and in her time. She was not a homebody and did not enjoy the mundane chores of home life—she liked to stay on the go and loved going out to eat. Barbara had an infectious laugh and wanted everyone to be happy. She was generous with her time and made herself available when people had a need. Her children were her first priority but her grandchildren stole her heart. Barbara’s steadfast presence will be greatly missed by family and friends.
Barbara was also preceded in death by a brother, Willie C. Farr. Those left to cherish fond memories include her children, Dr. Paul G. Clements (Christine) and Debra C. Lemke (Klaus); six grandchildren, Robert G. Clements (Melanie), Matt T. Clements, Monika C. Lemke (Max), Michael C. Lemke, Alison Doughman (Michael), and Anthony Dukes (Ashley); five great grandchildren, Aubree Clements, KK Clements, Cason Dukes, Camden Dukes and Caleb Dukes; other extended family and friends.