Farris Louise Lazenby
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Farris Louise Lazenby
  • July 4, 1922 - August 25, 2016
  • Lumberton, Mississippi

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Mrs. Farris Louise Lazenby, 94, of Lumberton, passed away Thursday, August 25, 2016 in Forrest General Hospital, surrounded by her family.

Funeral services will be at First Baptist Church - Lumberton, 103 E Hinton Avenue, Lumberton, MS, 39455 on Sunday, August 28, 2016 at 3:00 pm. Rev. Cliff Lazenby will officiate the service. Burial will follow in Lumberton City Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Dr. Wade Bishop, Mark Bishop, Steve Lazenby, Jeffrey Lazenby, Dr. Tim Hemmis, and Joe Taylor. The family will receive friends and have visitation from 1:00 pm until services, Sunday at the church.

Farris was born July 4, 1922 in Wrens, Georgia to Kinchen Guinea Holley and Carrie Arrington Holley. After she graduated from business college, she became an administrative assistant in the Pentagon during World War II. While living in Washington, D.C., she met and later married her husband Harry Lazenby. Together, they settled and became active community members of Lumberton, eventually opening the Lumberton Insurance Agency where she was co-owner and agent for 37 years. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Lumberton, serving as church clerk for many years.

A humble servant of God; loving wife; caring mother; wonderful Grandmother; cherished Great-Grandmother; distinguished business woman; and encourager to all - Farris enjoyed the times of fellowship and sharing with all who knew her.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Harry Lazenby; two sisters, Doris Delk, Dessie Holley; six brothers, M.G.. Holley, Louis Holley, John Clifford Holley, K.G. Holley, Jr., Jacob Holley, and James "Bo" Holley.

Family members include three children, Margaret Lazenby, Glenn Lazenby (Jean), Cliff Lazenby (Joanne); one brother, M.A. Holley (Mary); three grandchildren, Valorie Hilbun, Kaci Lazenby, Jeffrey Lazenby (Kasey); four great grandchildren, Allison Hilbun, David Hilbun, Dean Hilbun, Jeremiah Wilson Lazenby; and her special caregiver, Tammy Ford.

White Funeral Home - Lumberton (601) 796-2781. www.whitefuneralhomelumberton.com