Funeral  services for Mr. James E. Pharris, 72, of Cookeville,
Tennessee, will be held at 2 P.M. on Sunday, March 9, 2014, at
Anderson – Upper Cumberland Funeral  Home  in  Gainesboro,
TN. Burial will follow in the John L. Clark Memorial  Cemetery  in
the Stone community of Jackson County, TN.

  The  family  will  receive  friends on Saturday from 2 P.M. – 8
P.M., and Sunday from 12 Noon until time of services.

  He passed away on Thursday, March 6, 2014, at  Cookeville
Regional Medical Center.
     
  He was born December 9, 1941, in  Jackson  County, TN,  to
the  late  Bailey Edward Pharris and Sarah Hensley Pharris.  On
January  25, 1960,  he   was   married   to   Joyce  Pharris,  who
survives. He  was  a  contractor, and a 32nd degree Mason.  He
served  as  a  Baptist  preacher for 56 years, serving  churches
throughout the Southeast.

  In  addition  to  his  parents,  he  was preceded in death by 1
Sister: Dora Pharris;  2  Brothers:  Landon  Pharris  and  Roger
Pharris; and 2 Sons: James Pharris, Jr. and Michael Pharris.

  Survivors include  his  Wife: Joyce Pharris of Cookeville, TN;
2  Sons:   Billy  Dale  Pharris  of   Woodbury,  TN,  and  Landon
Edward  Pharris, Sr.  of  Nashville,  TN;  3  Daughters:  Karen L.
Adcox  of  La Vergne,  TN,  Selina Sue Thackston  of  Derwood,
Maryland, and Dora L. Simpson  of  Cookeville, TN; 2  Brothers:
Elmer   Pharris   of   Madison,  TN,   and   Billy  Ray  Pharris   of
Centerville, TN; and  1 Sister: Mary Ann Dietz of Cookeville, TN.
11 Grandchildren and 4 Great Grandchildren also survive.

  Billy Dale Pharris and John Dietz will officiate at the services.
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