January 7, 1912 - June 30, 2019
Annie Vivian Madole Farris was born on January 7, 1912, to Amos Daniel Madole and Bertha Lee Strawther Madole. Vivian passed away on June 30, 2019, at the age of 107.
Vivian lived the first 70 years of her life in the Cottonwood Community in Madison County, Texas, where she was born. She moved to Bryan, Texas, in later years to be near her daughter. Since 2003 Vivian lived at Crestview Retirement Community in Bryan, Texas, where she made many friends. She was a member of the Fellowship Primitive Baptist Church, the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, and the United Daughters of the Confederacy. Her main interest in life was her family. She delighted in the activities of her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Vivian was also an accomplished seamstress. Throughout her life she made countless quilts and many articles of clothing including her daughter's wedding dress.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her three brothers: Lee Madole, Melvin Madole, Wade Madole, and five sisters: Ivy Mae Madole Payne, Grace Madole Standley, Janie Madole Standley, Ruby Madole White, and Margie Madole Prescott. She was also preceded in death by the father of her children, Jeff A. Farris, Sr., and an infant son, Russell Daniel Farris. Vivian is survived by a son, Jeff A. Farris, Jr. and wife Kathryn Sue Ball Farris, and a daughter, Angela Farris Fannin and husband Jerry W. Fannin.
She is survived by four grandchildren: Blair Fannin and wife Brandi Fannin, William Jeff Farris and wife Christine Collier Farris, Dawn Farris Shockey and husband Greg Shockey, Darla Farris Corona and husband Manny Corona. She is also survived by six great-grandchildren: Josh Farris, Amanda Farris, Blakeley Thomas, Alexis Corona, Tony Corona, and Bailey Fannin.
Funeral services will be held at 11 A.M., Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at Madisonville Funeral Home in Madisonville, Texas. Interment will follow in Oxford Cemetery, west of Madisonville. Visitation is set for 10 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home in Madisonville.
Arrangements are under the direction of Madisonville Funeral Home in Madisonville, Texas. www.madisonvillefuneralhome.com