Farish Watlington Justice, widow of John William Justice, Jr., passed away peacefully on November 24th, 2015 at Penick Village in Southern Pines, N.C. at the age of 90. She was born and raised in Caswell County, N.C. and graduated from Cobb Memorial High School where she was voted "Best All Around Girl" and was captain of the basketball team. Farish graduated from Peace College in Raleigh, N.C. in 1945 and worked in the State Capitol as a secretary for Thad Eure, the Secretary of State. She and John were married in 1951 and raised their two children, Anne and Johnny, in Camden and Cheraw, S.C. and at their vacation home on Pawley's Island, S.C. They then moved to Siler City, N.C. and back to Cheraw before retiring to Penick Village in 2002.
Farish was active in Grace Episcopal Church in Camden, St. David's Episcopal Church in Cheraw and Siler City United Methodist Church. She was an avid tennis and bridge player and pianist and a lifelong University of North Carolina basketball fan. She was known to unplug her phone when Tarheel basketball games and professional tennis tournaments were being televised.
She is survived by her two children, Anne Farish Justice of Georgetown, S.C. and John William Justice, III (Donna) of Fernandina Beach, FL and Sea Island, GA, two grandsons, John William Justice, IV (Barbara) and Samford Watlington Justice all of Savannah, GA, two sisters, Mary Lily Watlington of Ruffin, N.C. and Carolyn Watlington Fagan of Laurens, S.C., two nieces, Betsey Reed Mayhew (Jack) of West Tisbury, MA and Kay Reed Carey (Lee) of Virginia Beach, VA and one nephew, Roy Otho Fagan (Mary) of Reidsville, N.C. and five great-nieces.
A small family graveside service will be held 2:00 PM Sunday, January 17, 2016 at Old St. David's Cemetery in Cheraw, S.C. In lieu of flowers the family has asked that memorials be made to the Old St. David's Cemetery Association, P. O. Box 1196, Cheraw, S.C. 29520.