John Duncan Farris

Jan. 10, 1926-Oct. 7, 2012

John Duncan Farris, M.D., was born in Blackford, Ky., the son of the late Dr. and Mrs. Jacob Farris.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Dr. Thomas Farris. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Rachael "Binky;" his brother, Dr. Hansford Farris; a son, Bill Farris (Shirley); two daughters, Carol Barber (Dean) and Gigi Holland (Keith); five grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.

Duncan was an Eagle Scout and served in the Navy during WWII and the Korean War. He was the first OB-GYN in Waycross, Ga., and practiced medicine for 23 years.

Duncan and Binky raised their family in Waycross and traveled throughout the U.S. in their small airplane. Later they traversed the eastern waterways on the OB I, II and III.

They retired to Savannah, St. Simon's, Brunswick, Cumming and finally Gainesville, Ga.

After a brief illness, Duncan is now resting in his heavenly home.

Memorial service will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012, at 10:30 a.m. at the chapel of Lanier Village Estates, 3700 Thompson Bridge Road, Gainesville, GA 30506, with Chaplain the Rev. Richard Evans officiating.

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Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory, Buford, 770-932-1133.

Funeral Home

Flanigan's Funeral Home
4400 South Lee Street Buford, GA 30518
(770) 932-1133

Published in on Oct. 9, 2012