Josephine Ralston FarrisJuly 1, 1924 ~ July 31, 2017 (age 93)
Mrs. Josephine Ralston Farris, age 93, of Rockvale, Tennessee, died Monday, July 31, 2017 in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Mrs. Farris was born in Rutherford County and was a daughter of the late David Edward and Carmen Clifford Morgan Ralston. She was a homemaker and life long dairy farmer. She served as a room mother at Eagleville School for all her children and loved Eagleville School basketball. Mrs. Farris also loved professional basketball, was queen of the Rook players and loved her television programs. Her puppy, Hercules, and previous puppy, Rex, were a very important part of her life. Mrs. Farris was a member of Mt. Vernon Cumberland Presbyterian Church. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by husbands, Theodore Binkley, Sr. and John Wesley “J.W.” Farris; and sisters, Irene Lemmon Claxton and Nora Mai Carothers Puckett.
Mrs. Farris is survived by her children, Nona Taylor Stacey, Rockvale, TN, Cathey Taylor Ragland, Murfreesboro, TN, Theodore “Teddy” Binkley, Jr., Unionville, TN; sister, Betty Ralston Beech, Chapel Hill, TN; grandchildren, Robbie Stanley Stacey, TX; Herbert “Bo” Bowling, III, Murfreesboro, TN, Theodore Binkley, III, Chapel Hill, TN, Sandra Lynn Binkley, CA, Lavonda Lindsey, Rover Comm., Chandra Inglis, Eagleville, TN, Kendra Floyd, Eagleville, TN; ten great grandchildren; ten great great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.
Family members will receive friends on Thursday, August 3, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. at Lawrence Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday from the Chapel of Lawrence Funeral Home with Rev. Judy Sides officiating.
In lieu of Flowers, Memorial Donations may be made to the American Kidney Foundation, the Shriners Hospital for Children, or St. Jude Children’s Hospital.