Newell Thomas Farris passed away in LakeView Hospital in Bountiful Utah August 14, 2000.
He was born in Ewing, Kentucky, October 31, 1908 to Oscar Bayliss Farris and Virginia Lee McCarty. He married Ollie Willard Marsh June 1, 1929 in Lexington, Kentucky. She died Jan. 25, 1990. He was a painter by occu-pation for most of his life, retiring in 1970 and was proud of his membership in the International Painters Union. He had a good sense of humor and loved to joke with the nurses attending him until the last day of his life. It was always a special occasion when children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren stopped in his room for a private chat.
He is survived by sons Rhodes (Christine) Farris, Centerville, Utah and Robert (Sylvia) Farris, Orem, Utah, 12 grandchildren, 35 great grandchildren, one brother Ollie R. (Beulah) Farris, Lexington, Kentucky, and a sister-in-law Jewell Farris, Lexington, Kentucky. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, three brothers, one sister, and one grandson.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thurs., August 17, at the Russon Brothers Mortuary, 295 N. Main in Bountiful, Utah. A viewing will be held Wed. from 7-9 p.m. at the mortuary and one hour prior to the service.
Interment will be in Midland, Michigan.