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“Dearest Buddy, we have never met, at least I don't think we have. My father, who was either her cousin or nephew, spoke very highly of of Miss Bettie...Read More »
1 of 12 | Posted by: Sherrie Reddick von Dippe - OR

“I will miss Ms. Farris sitting in her pew at First United Methodist Church, in Murray. I met her almost 9 years ago at my boyfriends church. She...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: Janet Adams - friend

“Buddy, we are in Florida. But, remember so fondly your mother both from Farris Grain and the Bank of Murray! Sorry for the loss. ”
3 of 12 | Posted by: Mason & Wilma Billington - Murray, KY

“Buddy, we were so sorry to hear of Bettie Lou's passing. Your mother was a wonderful lady. I have fond memories of our family reunions. Our thoughts...Read More »
4 of 12 | Posted by: Morris and Doris Jennings - TX

“Miss Bettie was one of the first people I met at Playhouse in 2009. She was always so sweet to me and always had a kind word. She would always 'sneak...Read More »
5 of 12 | Posted by: Brian T. O'Neill - Friend

“I will miss Betty Lou so much. She was always there for our MHS class of '59 and we all loved her dearly. We loved all the parties she hosted. My...Read More »
6 of 12 | Posted by: Sandra Hamrick Ferony - VA

“Buddy, I am in Florida and heard of that your Mom had changed her residence. This lovely lady now resides with the Living God! Saw her not long ago...Read More »
7 of 12 | Posted by: Mike and Vickie Baker - Murray, KY

“Dear Buddy and family, Though in Florida our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. Your Mom was an absolute delight, and we envision a...Read More »
8 of 12 | Posted by: Jerry & Sandra Henry - Murray, KY

“We are so glad that we were able to spend some wonderful one on one time with Aunt Bettie Lou a few months ago. She was such an incredible lady, full...Read More »
9 of 12 | Posted by: Lew and Anneke Jennings - CA

“A wonderful lady. Her kindness and ready smile is my memory of Mrs. Farris. Thoughts and prayers for Buddy and the rest of the family. ”
10 of 12 | Posted by: Robert Lee - Alpharetta, GA

“I am Edna Mai Ilsley's son, Charles. We are from Memphis, Tennessee. When young, my brothers and I would travel to Maury City on occasion to visit...Read More »
11 of 12 | Posted by: Charles J. Ilsley, Jr. - NJ

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12 of 12 | Posted by: Sandy Couch - jonesboro, AR


Mrs. Bettie Lou Farris, 92 of Murray, Kentucky, formerly of Crockett County Tennessee, died Tuesday, February 21, 2012 at her home. She was born November 13, 1919, to the late Owen and Edna Jennings of Maury City, Tennessee and moved to Paris, Tennessee at a young age, living there until her marriage to Cecil B Farris of Murray, Kentucky on November 23, 1940.
She co-owned and operated Farris Loose Leaf Floor and Farris Grain Company with her husband and son. She was an active member of the First United Methodist Church, a member of the Murray Women's Club Zeta Department, spent countless hours volunteering at Playhouse in the Park, and an avid supporter of the Murray High School Lady's Basketball and Soccer teams. She enjoyed water aerobics and playing bridge.
Preceding her in death were her husband Cecil B Farris in 1993, one sister, Grace Kirkpatrick, five brothers, James, Johnny, Frank Wilson and Bobby Jennings and her parents Owen and Edna Jennings.
Survivors include one son, Cecil B Farris II "Buddy" and his wife Mary Jo of Murray, Kentucky; five granddaughters, Lisa Farris of Texas, Laura Farris Clague and husband Rob of Texas, Shelley "Nikki" McKeel and husband Jeremy of Murray, Kentucky, Alexandria M. Farris and Chloe Farris; and three great grandchildren, Keeli and Kyler McKeel of Murray, Kentucky, and Madeline Clague of Texas.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, February 24, 2012 at 10:00 am at J.H. Churchill Funeral Home with Dr. Rick Dye and John Dale will officiate. Burial will follow at the Murray City Cemetery. Visitation will be held Thursday, February 23, 2012 from 5:00 – 7:00 at the funeral home.
Expression of sympathy may be made to the Murray First United Methodist Church, 503 Maple Street, Murray, Kentucky 42071; Playhouse in the Park, P.O. Box 592, Murray, Kentucky 42071; Murray Lady Tigers Soccer Club, P.O. Box 128, Murray, Kentucky 42071. Online condolences may be made at www.thejhchurchillfuneralhome.com.

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