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Edward A. Farris

December 19, 1920 ~ March 4, 2017 (age 96)
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Edward A. Farris, 96, of Frankfort, KY, formerly of Adair County, died Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 11:15 P.M. at Baptist Health Lexington

He was born December 19, 1920, in Adair County, to the late Johnnie and Mollie Bennett Farris.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son and daughter-in-law, Mark Allen and Barbara Farris, three siblings; Garnett (Mary Lou) Farris, Marvin Farris, Virginia (Lee) Armstrong, brother-in-law; Marcus Jones and two great-grandchildren.

Mr. Farris was an Infantry Sergeant in General Patton’s Third Army, 35th Division, 134 Regiment, Company G, during World War II.  He was retired from the Commonwealth of Kentucky, serving as Commissioner of the Alcohol Beverage Control.

Survivors include:

His children – Linda (Robert) Beasley of Kansas City, MO, Larry (Natalie) Farris of McKinney, TX, Cathy (Charles) McGaughey of Nicholasville

One sister – Jessie Jones of Cane Valley

Eight grandchildren, one step-grandchild, 18 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews

 Private Graveside service will be in the Cane Valley Cemetery with full military honors presented by VFW Post 6097

There will be no visitation

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements


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