‹ Return to Current Obituaries

Order Flowers now for guaranteed delivery before Jo's visitation.


Jo Nell McPhail Miller Farris

JO NELL WYATT MILLER McPHAIL FARRIS,  age 88 of Athens, Tenn. passed away Sunday, January 10, 2021, at her residence. She was a native and lifelong resident of McMinn County, Tenn., a daughter of the late Jim and Lillie Irons Wyatt, and preceded in death by  former husbands: Robert Lewis Miller, Clarence McPhail, and Cecil Farris, Son: Roger Kent Miller, Grandson: Robbie Miller, Brother: Junior Wyatt, and Two  Sisters: Mae Lipps and Madeline Ballew. She was a former cook at E. K. Baker School, member of Rocky Mount Baptist Church and had served as a foster grandparent of Signal Center. 
Survivors: Son and daughter-in-law: Tony Lewis and Terrie  Miller of Athens, Tenn. Three Grandchildren: Christy, Josh, and Corey  Three Great Grandchildren: Blaire, Leah, and Jocelyn, Daughter-in-law: Pat Miller of Athens, Tenn.,  several nieces and nephews. 
Graveside services will be 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, January 13, 2021 in Tranquility Cemetery  with Rev. Michael Jackson officiating. There will be no formal visitation. Condolences may be sent to www.laycock-hobbs.com/notices/Jo-Farris. Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home, Athens, Tenn. in charge of arrangements.


To plant memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Jo Farris, please visit our flower store.



Guestbook

A candle was lit in memory of Jo Farris

Tammy Murphy foster Jan 28 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Jo Farris

Lacey M Jan 25 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Jo Farris

Mary Brister Jan 15 2021 12:00 AM

Jo and her husband were so kind to me when my mother was dying with cancer. They came and stayed with me at the hospital everyday . When she passed they gathered all her belongings at the hospital and brought to my home so I would not need to deal with this. She was a special lady and her kindness to me will never be forgotten even though this was 25 years ago. Rest in peace Jo.

Frankie Shepherd Jan 13 2021 12:00 AM

Ms Jo was one of the kindest and sweetest woman that I ever knew she was a good friend and neighbor

Judy Smith Jan 12 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Jo Farris

Judy Smith Jan 12 2021 12:00 AM

Aunt Jodie lived the gospel of Jesus Christ. She never lost the
wonder of His grace. As one of Gods chosen ones, she put on heartfelt compassion, kindness gentleness and patience. She forgave just as the Lord forgave her! Giving thanks for her life and her witness.
Fly away now!!! Your reward is great.
COLOSSIANS 3:12


Joy Jan 11 2021 12:00 AM

I will always cherish our drives together because you loved it so much. Nowhere special just ride and ride. God only knows how much you touched my life. When mother was gone, you were always there. I will miss your laughter but mostly your love. I will love you till my days are done.

Bobbie Jan 11 2021 12:00 AM