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Alma Langford Fariss, 90
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McMinnville resident and Putnam County native Alma Langford Fariss, 90, was born Oct. 8, 1928 and died June 24 at her residence following a brief illness.

A homemaker and a member of Central Church of Christ, she was the daughter of the late Wiley and Loretta Moore Langford. She was married Feb. 14, 1954 to James Eldridge Fariss, who preceded her in death in 1987. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by sister Alpha Coull, brother Kenneth Langford, sister-in-law Jean McAfee, and brother-in-law R.C. Fariss.

She is survived by son and daughter-in-law Tim and Trina Fariss of McMinnville; two grandchildren, Brock and Brayden Fariss of McMinnville; two sisters Olga Kinnaird of Cookeville, and Alice Kinnard of McMinnville, brother and sister-in-law Eugene and Dean Langford of McMinnville, sister-in-law Evelyn Young of McMinnville, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 26, at High’s Chapel with Mike Swims and Percy Phifer officiating. Burial will follow at Shellsford Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until the time of service Wednesday at High’s. Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or the American Diabetes Association. Online condolences may be made at

High Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Southern Standard

(McMinnville, Tenn.) June 26, 2019