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Elizabeth Nathemia Farris

January 1, 1936 — April 13, 2019

Elizabeth Nathemia Farris

ELIZABETH NATHEMIA MONROE FARRIS,  age 83 of Athens, Tenn. passed away Saturday, April 13, 2019, at Tennova of Turkey Creek in Knoxville, Tenn. She was a native and lifelong resident of McMinn County, Tenn. a daughter of the late Joseph Neil and Emmaline Wattenbarger Monroe.  She was a homemaker and a member of Clearwater Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by:

  • Her Husband: Harry Edwin Farris, Sr.,
  • Three  brothers: An Infant Brother,  Melvin Monroe, and Sam Monroe,
  • Two Sisters: Jewell Monroe and Polly Carpenter.

Survivors include:

  • Four Sons and daughters-in-law: Eddie and Tonya Farris of Athens, Tenn., David and Denise Farris of Maryville, Tenn., Randy and Lisa Farris of Decatur, Tenn. Joe and Brenda Farris of Athens, Tenn. 
  • Sister: Wilma Thornton of Athens, Tenn., 
  • Six Grandchildren,
  • Five Great Grandchildren,
  • Several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 7:00 P.M. Tuesday, April 16, 2019 in the Chapel of Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home with  Rev. Allen Farris officiating. 

Interment will be 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, April 17, 2019 in Clear Springs Cemetery. 

The family will receive friends from 5-7 P.M. Tuesday at the funeral home. 

Active pallbearers will be Andrew Farris, Zach Farris, Daniel Farris, Eric Key, Alex Goodwin, Scott Thornton, and  Darryl Thornton.

Condolences may be sent to

Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home, Athens, Tenn. in charge of arrangements:

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