Rev. Paul Faris

Thursday, January 10, 2002

CHARLESTON, Mo. -- The Rev. Paul Faris, 75, of Charleston died Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2002, at his home.

He was born Oct. 31, 1926, in Franklin, Ark., son of H.B. and Winnie J. Tadlock Faris. He and Dorothy Herndon were married Dec. 16, 1944.

Faris was ordained in 1954 and was pastor of Trinity Pentecostal Church 35 years. He and his wife operated Faris Shoe Repair in Charleston from 1962-94, and in Sikeston, Mo., from 1963-91.

Survivors include his wife; a son, Donald Faris of Dexter, Mo.; three daughters, Lela Tucker, Rose Bard and Paula Boner, all of Charleston; two brothers, Fred Faris of St. Louis, Buster Faris of DeKalb, Ill.; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, five brothers, and a sister.

Friends may call at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston from 5-8 p.m. Friday

Funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Jim Suits officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery.