Tifton Gazette


March 24, 2014

Cecil Harrison Sr.

CEDARTOWN — Cecil Harrison Sr., 93, of Cedartown, passed away Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014. Funeral services for Mr. Harrison will be conducted 2 p.m. today at the First Baptist Church of Cedartown with Dr. David Taylor and the Rev. Wayne Benefield officiating. Interment will follow at Northview Cemetery with full Military rites conducted by the Brewster-Cleveland American Legion Honor Guard Post No. 86. Bryan Edge, Jim Edge, Chad Ledbetter, Chuck Cantrell, Brian Tyrrell and Terry Walls will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be The Lawrence Class Sunday School class.

The body will lie in state one hour prior to the funeral hour at the church.

He was born March 15, 1920 in Coffeeville, Miss.  He was the son of the late James Edd and Maude Byars Harrison. Mr. Harrison is preceded in death by his parents; sister, Mae Martin and brothers, Horace Harrison, Harvey Harrison, G.R. Harrison and Wilbur Harrison.

Mr. Harrison is survived by his loving wife, Mary Evelyn Allen Harrison; daughters and son-in-laws, Deborah Harrison Edge and Russ and Donna Harrison Brown and Mike; sons and daughter-in-laws, Cecil “Buddy” Harrison Jr. and Debbie and Gary Edward Harrison and Ethel; brother and sister-in-law, Elmo Harrison and Glenn; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Olin L. Gammage and Sons Funeral Home is handling the arrangements for the Harrison family.


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