Farris, Sr., Miller Tyree

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She was waiting for him at the gates of Heaven! Miller Tyree Farris, Sr., 89 arrived at the appointed time Sunday, December 13, 2015. There, he was reunited with the love of his life, Faye Bedsaul Farris, to live happily with Jesus their Savior and Lord.

Tyree Farris, was a longtime dairy farmer and the last brother of the Farris Brother’s Dairy in Newbern, VA, was born in Newbern on January 23, 1926 to Harry Arthur Farris and Mary Mabel Miller Farris. He was one of eight children and was the last to arrive at the Heavenly banquet table. Along with his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by his siblings and their spouses: Embert Harrison Farris (Myrtle), Callie “Irene” Farris Harvey (Ferd), George Clayton Farris (Virginia), Henry Arthur Farris (Gene), Charles “Everett” Farris (Frances), Roscoe Chapman Farris (Sylvia), and Kent Vernon Farris. Tyree is survived by on sister-in-law, Annis Farmer Farris.

Those left to follow his example are: son Miller Tyree Farris, Jr. and his wife Marie of Newbern, Karen Farris Bryson and her husband Terry Joe of Draper, JoAnne Farris Raynor and her husband Robert of Covington, GA, Becky Farris Cullip and her husband Andy of Dublin, 12 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews, and friends.

PaPa, as he was lovingly called, was a charter member of Community Christian Church of Newbern, a veteran of WWII having fought in the European Theatre, an active member of the Dublin Lions Club for over 50 years, and a life-time member of the Newbern Volunteer Fire Department. He spoke about the hard life they had being raised on a family farm, but more importantly to the great love of his parents and siblings.

A Celebration of his Homegoing will be held Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at the Community Christian Church with Pastor Jeff Curtis and former pastor and friend Rev. Ernie DePew officiating. The family will welcome friends on Tuesday at Community Christian Church from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Committal to the earth of PaPa’s earthly vessel will follow the funeral at the Newbern Cemetery. Flowers will be appreciated, but the family requests that donations be made to the Newbern Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 328, Newbern, VA 24126 or to the Community Christian Church, P.O. Box 356 Newbern, VA 24126.

The family would like to thank New River Valley Hospice for all of their help and all of the members of Community Christian Church for their love and support throughout the years.

1 John 3: 18-19, “Dear children, let us not love with words or speech, but with actions and truth. This is how we know that we belong to The Truth and how we set our hearts at rest in His presence.”

Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.seaglefuneralhome.com