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Paul Faris

Thursday, January 10, 2002

Rev. Paul Faris, son of the late H.B. and Winnie J. Tadlock Faris, was born on Oct. 31, 1926, in Franklin, Ark., and died at 12 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2002, at his residence in Charleston. Mr. Faris was ordained into the ministry in 1954. He had lived in Charleston since 1962 where he served as pastor of the Trinity Pentecostal Church for 35 years. In 1962, he and his wife opened Faris Shoe Repair in Charleston, expanding to Sikeston in 1963. They operated both businesses until closing the Sikeston shop in 1991 and the Charleston shop in 1994. He married the former Dorothy Herndon on Dec. 16, 1944, and she survives of the home. Also surviving are one son, Donald B. Faris of Dexter; three daughters, Lela Mae Tucker, Rose Marie Bard and Paula Louise Boner, all of Charleston; two brothers, Fred Faris of St. Louis and Buster B. Faris of DeKalb, Ill.; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. One daughter, Betty Lou Faris, five brothers and one sister preceded him in death. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11, 2002, at the McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston where funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, with Rev. Jim Suits of Hodgensville, Ky., officiating. Burial will follow in the Oak Grove Cemetery under the direction of McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.

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