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Paul Farris

December 30, 1945 — December 16, 2020

Paul Farris

Elon– Paul Grady Farris, 74, passed away on Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born in Iredell County to the late Paul Eugene and Sarah Beatrice Kiser Farris. He was the husband of 26 years to Brenda Smithey Farris who survives.

Paul retired from Mabrey Industries. He served in the US Navy during the Vietnam War and was of the Presbyterian faith. He also served on the Town Council of Ossipee. Paul loved sports and coached the “Gibsonville Dolls” for many years. Paul was a huge Carolina Tarheel Fan. He enjoyed gardening in his spare time and was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather.

He is survived by his wife, Brenda Smithey Farris of the home; daughter, Amy Farris Beck of Graham; step son, Wayne Shelton and wife, Karen; granddaughters, Ashley Lauren Smith, Savanah Kendyll Beck and Adalynn Jayde Beck; grandsons, Liam O’Neill, Grayson Burns and Benjamin Beck; brother, Mike Farris and wife, Fredna of Salisbury; niece, Michelle and a nephew, Mark and his special pet, “Susie”.

A graveside service will be held on Saturday, January 23, 2021 at 2:00pm at Gibsonville City Cemetery. Military honors will be rendered by the US Navy Honor Guard.

Due to Covid-19, the family asks that if you attend the service, please wear a mask and use social distancing guidelines.

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Graveside Service

Saturday, January 23, 2021

Starts at 2:00 pm

Gibsonville City Cemetery

Springwood Ave, Gibsonville, NC 27249

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