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Edward A. Farris, 96, Frankfort, KY/Adair native (1920-2017)

He was the son of the late Johnnie & Mollie Bennett Farris of Cane Valley, KY. 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.
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Edward A. Farris, 96, of Frankfort, KY, formerly of Adair County, died Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 11:15pmET, at Baptist Health/Lexington, KY.

A private graveside service will be in the Cane Valley Cemetery, 135 Cane Valley Cemetery Road, Cane Valley, KY, with full military honors presented by Columbia, KY VFW Post 6097. There will be no visitation.


Edward A. Farris, 96, Frankfort, KY/Adair native (1920-2017)


He was born December 19, 1920, in Adair County, KY. He was the son of the late Johnnie & Mollie Bennett Farris. He died March 4, 2017, in Lexington, Fayette County, KY, at the age of 96 years, two months, and 13 days.

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, and 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; and Cathy (Charles) McGaughey of Nicholasville, KY

  • One sister: Jessie Jones of Cane Valley, KY

  • Eight grandchildren

  • One step-grandchild

  • Eighteen great-grandchildren

  • And several nieces and nephews
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Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY, in charge of arrangements


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Edward A. Farris, 96, Frankfort, KY/Adair native (1920-2017)



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