Mary Lean Farr Hambry, Teacher, Passes Away

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Mary Lean Farr was born in Chickasaw County, Mississippi, on August 30, 1921 to Dempsey and Martha Elizabeth Davidson Farr.  She was one of seven children.  At the age of eleven, she went to live with her aunt and uncle, Reverend and Mrs. William Henry Davidson, in Columbus, Mississippi so that she could take advantage of educational opportunities not available in Sparta.  She graduated from Union Academy High School.  She went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts in Education and a Master of Arts degree in Guidance and Counseling from Tennessee State University.  She married Roscoe Jerome Hamby in 1...