Name:    Nellie Marie (Griffith) Farris

From:  The Times-Leader, McLeansboro, Illinois
Date:  Tuesday, March 4, 1997   

Nellie Marie Farris, 87, of Staunton and formerly of McLeansboro, died at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, March 2, 1997, at Heritage Manor in Staunton.

She was born on January 10, 1910, in Hamilton County, a daughter of Albert and Martha Belle (Mayberry) Griffith.

She was retired from Olin Co., where she worked for 33 years. On January 1, 1926, she married Henry M. Farris in Carmi. She was a member of the McLeansboro Assembly of God Church.

The funeral was at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 5, 1997, at Gholson Funeral Home. Rev. Alta Culpepper officiated. Burial was in IOOF Cemetery in McLeansboro.

She is survived by her husband Henry; one son, Dwight Farris and wife Mary Ruth of Bunker Hill, Illinois; one daughter, Darlene Sewell and husband Cleo of Horseshoe Bend, Arkansas; eight grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, three sisters and one great-grandchild.