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Lottie Lee (Gish) Farnsworth

February 26, 1917 ~ May 5, 2017 (age 100)

The Piano Brothers

Mrs. Lottie Lee Gish Farnsworth, 100, of Statesville and formerly of Jackson, Michigan, died May 5, 2017 at the Gordon Hospice House. She was a daughter of the late Robert L. and Artie B. (Webb) Eblen and was born February 26, 1917 in Oscar, Ky.  She was preceded in death by her first husband, Herman Gish and second husband, William Farnsworth.

Survivors include a son, Thomas E. (Beverly) Gish, Sr. of Statesville, 3 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Along with many nieces, nephews and cousins.

She moved to Statesville in 2006 to be near her son. Family meant the most to Lottie. She enjoyed being outdoors at family gatherings, cook outs, trips to her son’s condominium in North Myrtle Beach and spending time in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Pets were never her desire until she moved to Statesville and fell in love with her son’s two dogs, Bogey and Coco.

A celebration of her life was held at Watson Funeral Chapel in Jackson, Michigan on Wednesday, May 10, 2017.

The family would like to thank Patricia Salem, her in-home health provider, the doctors and caregivers on the third floor of Davis Regional Medical Center and the caregivers at the Gordon Hospice House for the care they gave Lottie during her illness.

Condolences may be sent online to the family to www.nicholsonfunerals.com. Memorials may be given to the Salvation Army, 1361 Caldwell St., Statesville, N.C. 28677 or to the Iredell County Humane Society, P.O. Box 3937, Mooresville, N.C. 28117. Nicholson Funeral Home assisted the family locally.


Charitable donations may be made to:

Salvation Army
1361 Caldwell St., Statesville NC 28677

Humane Society Of Iredell County
110 Robinson Rd., Mooresville NC 28115



 Service Information

Funeral Service
Wednesday
May 10, 2017

11:00 AM
Watson Funeral Chapel
2590 Spring Arbor Rd.
Jackson, Michigan 49203


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