BOONEVILLE – Kenneth Eugene ""Bud"" Pharis, 71, died Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, at Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth. He was born Sept. 15, 1942, in Chestnut, Ill., to Owen and May Embry Pharis. He was a carpenter and business owner, and he was a Methodist. He enjoyed playing pool, fishing, golf, bowling and hunting.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today, Feb. 19, at Booneville Funeral Home Chapel, with Bro. Herby Rogers and Bro. Donnie Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Antioch No. 2 Cemetery.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Johnson Pharis, whom he married on Nov. 2, 1989; six sons, Kenneth Eugene ""Boo"" Pharis Jr. of Rienzi, Terrell Gilley and Darrell Gilley, both of Rienzi, Terry Gilley (Bonnie), Jerry Gilley (Jane), all of Pisgah, and Kerry Gilley (Kim) of Rienzi; three daughters, Kindra Saunders (Ronnie Sr.) of Yorktown, Texas, Kimberly Buesing of Weesatche, Texas, and Rebecca Gilley of Rienzi; a brother, Ray Pharis of Refugio, Texas; two sisters, Louise Mattingley (Gene) of Atlanta, Ill., and Helen Franke of Refugio, Texas; grandchildren, Ronnie Saunders Jr., Krystan Saunders, Regan Saunders, Steven Buesing Jr., April Duckworth (Sammy), Misty Huggins, Summer Shouse (Mickey), Winter Gilley, Terra Gilley, Bubba Gilley, Casey Reed (Jordan), Cody Gilley, Brittany Inman (Logan), Bryson Gilley and Brianna Gilley; great-grandchildren, Shanea Stevenson (John), Sonja Duckworth, William Huggins, Jon Tyler Shouse, Natty Shouse and Tucker Ray Miller; and a great-great-grandchild, Gracie Duckworth.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Junior Pharis and Gerald Pharis; two sisters, Lillian Rentmeister Green and Dorothy Bahn; and the mother of his daughters, Barbara Baker Franke.
Pallbearers are Terrell Gilley, Darrell Gilley, Terry Gilley, Jerry Gilley, Kerry Gilley and Cody Gilley. Honorary pallbearers are Winter Gilley and Bryson Gilley.