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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