Thursday, March 3, 2011

M.L. Farris

M.L. Farris died March 2, 2011 in Tuscaloosa. Visitation will be Friday night from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Sunset Funeral Home in Northport. Funeral will be Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

M.L. was a 1949 graduate of Hubbertville High School, a veteran of the United States Air Force and a retired IBM engineer.

He is survived by his wife, Bessie Dodd Lynn Farris; two sons, Kevin (Kim) Farris of Leander, Texas and Dennis Farris also of Leander, Texas; three daughters, Mary (Tracy) Griffin of Sharpsburg, Georgia, Deborah Farris of Summerville, Georgia, and Eileen (Zack) Crues of Friendswood, Texas; two step-daughters, Rhonda (Butch) Hudson of Hubbertville, Alabama and Melissa Greene of Fayette, Alabama; brother Homer (Novie) Farris of Birmingham, Alabama; three sisters, Geneva McGough and Ilene Heron of Nauvoo, Alabama, and Georgia McDuffy of Gardendale, Alabama; sister-in-law, Teresa DiGianni of Long Island, New York, brother-in-law Ted (Jane) Peluso of Boston, Massachusetts; eleven grandchildren; one great granddaughter and numerous nieces and nephews.

Active pallbearers are Tracy Griffin, Zack Crues, Adam Farris, Joshua Farris, Brooks Greene and Blake Greene. Honorary pallbearers are lifelong friend Charles McCaleb and Hubbertville High School Class of 1949.