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James Leroy Farris, 63, a resident of McLeansboro, Illinois passed
away Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at his home.

He was born March 21, 1953 in Hamilton County, Illinois to Dwight D. and Norma Jean (Allen) Farris. He was a farmer, a self employed businessman and the current road commissioner of Mayberry Township.
He married the mother of his children, Vonnie Owings.

He is survived by two sons; Quentin (Rashel) Farris of Norris City, IL and Clifford Farris of Harker Heights, TX. Two daughters; Amanda Farris of Norris City, IL and Heather (Ethan) Jones of Norris City, IL. He also survived by several brothers and sisters; Alan Farris of East Peoria, IL, Charlie Farris of Peoria, IL, Tommy Storey of Mt Vernon, IL, Reba French of Mt Vernon, IL, Judy Farris of St. Louis, MO, Susie Nichols of Mt. Vernon, IL, Dixie Tucker of San Clemente, CA, Diana Bowman of Pekin, IL and Pammy MacPhee of McLeansboro, IL. Seven grandchildren also survive.

Funeral services for Mr. Farris will be held Monday, January 16, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. at the Gholson Funeral Home in McLeansboro with the Rev. Keith Chuck Belcher officiating. He will be laid to rest in Albion Cemetery near Norris City. Visitation will be held Sunday, January 15, 2017 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Gholson Funeral Home in McLeansboro.

The Gholson Funeral Home of McLeansboro is in charge of arrangements.
Published on January 16, 2017
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