Funeral services for Mr. Neal Pharris, 70, of Whitleyville,
Tennessee, will be held at 1 P.M. on Tuesday, March 3, 2009,
at Anderson – Upper Cumberland Funeral Home in
Gainesboro, TN. Burial will follow in the Rob Draper
Memorial Cemetery in the Stone community of Jackson County,
The family will receive friends on Monday from 1 P.M. – 9
P.M., and Tuesday from 10 A.M. until time of services.
Mr. Pharris passed away on Sunday, March 1, 2009, at St.
Thomas Hospital in Nashville, TN.
He was born August 28, 1938, in Jackson County, TN, to the
late Acie and Arlona Langford Pharris. On August 3, 1962,
he was married to Patty Gail Pharris, who survives.
He was a farmer and a member of the Missionary Baptist
Church at Pleasant Grove.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 3
Brothers: Thomas, Nelson and Norman Pharris; and 1 Sister:
Survivors include his Wife: Patty Gail Pharris of Whitleyville,
TN; 2 Daughters and Sons-in-law: Lisa and Randy Ragland
of Whitleyville, TN; and Karen and Mike Head of Gainesboro,
TN; 2 Grandchildren: Derek and Nikki Ragland; 1 Brother:
Noah Pharris of Gamaliel, KY; and 2 Sisters: Emma Wilkerson
of Goodlettsville, TN, and Edna Dodson of Red Boiling Springs,
Elder Jackie Wakefield and Elder Bruce Dawson will officiate at
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