Gary High School 1914-1978

The Coaldigger





Linda Lou Harman

March 15, 1961-April 16, 2013


ANAWALT — Linda Lou “Botch” Harman, 62, of Anawalt went to be with her Lord and Savior on April 16, 2013.  Born March 15, 1951 in Skygusty, W.Va., she was the daughter of Blane Farmer of Pageton and the late Alma Farmer.  She attended Gary High School, graduated from Little French Beauty Academy, and was a hairdresser for over twenty years.  She also was a homemaker and attended Church of Jesus Christ in Skygusty and Voice of Praise Worship Center in Bluewell.  Linda was loved and adored by her entire family and friends.  She impacted our lives and was a blessing to many with a heart of gold.

In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Melissa Rene Harman and two sisters, Della Whitley and Patricia “Chink” McClure.

Survivors include her loving husband of 44 years, Franklin Harman, Sr.; son Frank Harman Jr., of Welch and two wonderful grandchildren who were the love of her life, Zachary Harman and Marissa Harman of the home, sister Mary Asbury and husband Jack, of Bluewell; brothers Raymond Farmer and wife Carolyn, of Pageton, Donald Farmer and wife Joann, of Anawalt; two special nieces, Stephanie and Candace; and several other loving nieces and nephews.      

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. at Cravens-Shires Funeral Home with Pastor Jason Queen officiating and burial to follow at Woodlawn Memorial Park.  Pallbearers will be family and friends.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. on Friday, April 19th, 2013.  

Online condolences will be accepted at

Cravens-Shires Funeral Home, 3431 Coal Heritage Road (Bluewell), Bluefield, WV 24701 is serving the family.