Obituary: Marie Compton Harris

Friday, March 26, 2010

Marie Compton Harris, 88, of Dickson, formerly of Nashville, died Saturday, March 20, 2010, at Dickson Health Care.

Mrs. Harris was born in Coeburn, Va. She had a love of art and was a most talented artist. She was a member of the Brenthaven Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry Bowen Compton Sr. and Hattie Shoemaker Compton; husband, James C. Harris; and son, James B. Harris.

She is survived by her daughter, Linda (Milton) Genella of Dickson; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; sister, Pearl (Frank) Courtney of Searcy, Ark.; sister-in-law, Nell Sanders of Lewisburg; brother-in-law, Joe Harris of Philadelphia, Miss.; and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services for Mrs. Harris were conducted Tuesday, March 23, at Woodlawn Memorial Park in Nashville with Tommy Marvin officiating.

Memorial donations may be made to the Community Foundation or the charity of your choice.

Services were under the direction of the Taylor Funeral Home, Dickson.