Thomas Farris

Monday, May 17, 2004

OLIVE BRANCH, Ill. -- Thomas Howard Farris Sr., 81, of Olive Branch died Saturday, May 15, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center at Cape Girardeau.

He was born Feb. 24, 1923, in Alexander County, Ill., son of Thomas and Ina Smith Farris.

Farris was a retired mechanic and farmer.

Survivors include his wife, Naoma Windchester Farris of Olive Branch; a son, Thomas Howard "Tommy" Farris Jr. of Olive Branch; three daughters, Sharon Smith and Marie Ford, both of Thebes, Ill., and Renae Farris of Columbia, Mo.; a sister, Eulah Sitton of Mill Creek, Ill; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a great-grandson and a brother.

Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Jones Funeral Home in Tamms, Ill.

Funeral will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Carl D. Fisher officiating. Burial will be in Green Lawn Memorial Gardens at Villa Ridge, Ill.