Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas


April 3, 2014

Helen Farish

Helen Farish, 91 of Blooming Grove, passed away Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at Ennis Care Center. She was born Dec. 15, 1922 in Dresden to Ben and Effie Melton. She was the first born of six children. 

Helen is preceded in death by the love of her life W.B. "Hoss" Farish, brother Doug Melton, sisters Betty Wilson and Bernice Sanders.

She is survived by her two sons Jackie and Gail Farish, Larry and Rita Farish. sister Margie Wharton and husband Joe; brother Jake Melton and wife Mary Ann; sister in law Nancy Melton; brothers in law Bill Wilson and Daryl Sanders. She is also survived by four grandchildren, Shanna Symank and husband Joe, Jason Farish and wife Christie, Kelli Burks and husband Chad, Ryan Farish and wife Andrea; two step-grandsons, Casey and Chris Smith; nine great-grandchildren and two great grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 4, 2014 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Saturday, April 5, 2014 at First Baptist Church Blooming Grove with Grady Cashion officiating. Burial will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers will be grandsons and nephews; Jason Farish, Ryan Farish, Randy Melton, Benny Melton, Brett Melton, Ricky Whorton, Mike Sanders, Ron Lynch.

An online guest book is available at

Arrangements by her family Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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