Sarah Frances Case Harris

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Sarah Frances Case Harris, 93, of the Holts Corner Community of Marshall County, died Friday, July 11, 2014, in Murfreesboro.

Mrs. Harris was born in Prospect, Tenn. and was a daughter of Grover Cleveland and Betsie Pully Case. She was a direct descendant of Cary Gilbert, early settler of Giles County. Mrs. Harris was also a granddaughter of Confederate veterans John Henderson Case and Isaac Vinson Pully.

Mrs. Harris was twice a valedictorian, in 1938 at Prospect High School and again in 1940 at Martin Junior College in Pulaski, where she was a member of Phi Theta Kappa. She was also a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro. She was a teacher and educator for 38 years, having taught at Howard High School in Nashville, Jones Valley High School in Birmingham, Ala., and Forrest Elementary and High School in Chapel Hill. She was a member of all the local, state, and national education associations. Mrs. Harris was of the Methodist faith.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dennis Ferguson Harris; her brother, John I. Case; and grandson, Christopher Dean Harris.

Mrs. Harris is survived by two sons, Dr. Dennis Gregory Harris (Pam) of Chapel Hill and Dr. Charles Edward Harris (Peggy) of Valley, Ala.; two granddaughters, Dr. Kerri Lynn Teague (Josh) and Kimberly Lee Brown (Justin), both of Valley, Ala.; five great-grandchildren; a sister, Edith Case of Nashville; and nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were conducted Sunday, July 13, from the chapel of Lawrence Funeral Home, with Tom Holland officiating. Burial followed in Swanson Cemetery in Chapel Hill.

Memorial donations may be made to any animal shelter, the Marshall County Teacher's Association, or a charity of your choice.

Lawrence Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Chapel Hill, in charge of arrangements.