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Anne Faris

Anne Pursley Faris, 98, of Greenville, SC, and formerly of Laurens, SC, passed away peacefully on January 22, 2017. Born in Filbert, SC, she was the last surviving member of ten children born to the late William Lee and Bertha Templeton Pursley. She was married to the late Henry Miles Faris for sixty-one years.Anne was a 1939 graduate of Winthrop College. She was a devoted homemaker and a faithful member of First Presbyterian Church of Laurens. As a testament to her service, she was honored with a lifetime membership in Women of the Church. Anne served on the Board of Visitors of Thornwell Home for Children and was a member of the French Huguenot Society of South Carolina. Those who knew Anne best will remember her exceptional homemaking skills expressed through needlework, sewing, cooking, decorating, and crafting. All of these hobbies were done with precise detail and proficiency.Surviving are a son, Dr. Henry Miles Faris, Jr. and wife, Tina, of Greenville, SC; also, granddaughter Janet Harrison and her husband, Josh; also, Lisa Faris, DMD, wife of Anne's grandson, the late Henry M. Faris III, DMD; also, great-grandchildren, Miles and Mary Caroline Harrison; and Anne Marie, Kate, and Elizabeth Miles Faris.Memorial services will be held at 3:00 pm, Thursday, January 26, 2017, at First Presbyterian Church of Laurens. The family will receive friends in Hunter Hall immediately following the memorial service. A private committal will be held at Laurens City Cemetery.In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 400 West Main St., Laurens, SC 29360, or to Thornwell Home for Children, 302 South Broad St., Clinton, SC 29325.Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.thekennedymortuary.com. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Anne Faris please visit our Sympathy Store.

Cemetery Details

Laurens City Cemetery
404 North Harper Street
Laurens, SC, 29360


JAN 26. 3:00 PM (EST)

First Presbyterian Church

400 West Main Street

Laurens, SC

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Henry, So sorry for your loss. I remember your Mother fondly from growing up across the street from you on It by Ave.

Colleen Hedgepath Lovell Jan 28 2017 12:00 AM

Henry, Carolyn and I express condolences with your mothers passing. Carolyn relates many fond memories growing up in the same neighborhood. Remembers your mother car pooling sharing getting to grade school. We just learned about services in Laurens and tentatively plan to attend. With love, Wm and Carolyn

william Brown Jan 26 2017 12:00 AM

Henry and Tina, You have our deepest sympathy in the loss of your dear loved one. You are always our prayers and forever in our hearts. Love, Frank and Peggy Swanson Teague

peggy swasnon teague Jan 26 2017 12:00 AM

With deepest sympathies to Dr. Henry M. Faris, Jr. and family from Bert and Agnes Fitzgerald. Your Mother Anne Faris always looked so much like my grandmother, Grace Ellis Pearson, and I am sure carried herself with the same elegance. Please our sincere condolences.

Bert and Agnes Fitzgerald Jan 24 2017 12:00 AM

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