Obituaries for 8/29/2003

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, September 3, 2003

Thomas Edward Harrison

Thomas (Pud) Edward Harrison, 81, of Andalusia died Monday, August 25, 2003 in a local hospital.

Funeral services will be held Friday, August 29, 2003 at 3 p.m. from the Pleasant Home Baptist Church with Rev. Earl Currenton and Rev. Fred Kelley will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Ginger and Tommy Hitson of Jacksonville, Fla., and Toni and Billy Douglas of Andalusia; four grandchildren, Angie Spaulding Bendson, Billy Alfred Douglas II, Bridgette Douglas and Ginny Spaulding; four great-grandchildren, Cameron Catri, Michael Garin, Brayton Douglas and Brenden Douglas and his beloved dog, Samson.

He was preceded in death by his wives, Marguerite Griffin Harrison and Wanda Harrison.

Mr. Harrison, (Tom, (Pud) as he was known to his friends) was born and reared in Brazil, Ind. He came to Andalusia in 1964 at the insistence of his lifelong friend Johnny Portemont, for an employment position with Johnny’s United Shows. He remained employed with Johnny’s United Shows for 20 years. He was then employed with Taylor Parts as a wrecker salesman. Tom was a 32nd degree Shriner, past member of various Showman’s Clubs and an amature racecar driver. He was also a lifelong fan of Notre Dame football and also of Nascar racing.

The body will lie in state from 6 p.m. Thursday at Foreman Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Tommy Hitson, Billy Douglas, Billy Douglas II, James Varner, Marshall Bentley, Scotty Hooper.

Myrtle Blair

Myrtle Blair, 80, of Florala passed away at her residence on Wednesday, August 27, 2003. A native of Covington County, she was the daughter of the late Luther and Orene Black Blair. She was employed in textiles before her retirement.

Survivors are her son, Gerald Edgar of El Dorado, Kan.; daughter, Dorothy Jean Edgar of Florala; two sisters, Elma Grissett and Thelma Glisson Jeffcoat both of Andaluisa; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

She was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Miafiath Avery.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, August 30, 2003 from Evans Funeral Home with Lawrence Clements officiating. Burial will follow in the Blue Springs Cemetery near Opp.