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Odessa M. Harris

1918 - 2019
Wednesday, August 21, 2019
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Odessa M. Harris, 100, loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, passed away Monday, August 19, 2019.

Service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, August 24, 2019 at Community Bible Fellowship, Reno. Interment at Nelson Cemetery, Reno. Visitation from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday at White’s Azle Funeral Home, Azle.

Odessa was born September 7, 1918 to Joseph and Beatrice Taylor Martin in Seminole, Oklahoma.

As a child she picked cotton traveling in a covered wagon while her mother was preaching, gardening and making children’s clothes out of feed sacks. Odessa worked at Ranch Oak Turkey Farm, drove a school bus for 25 years, and helped raise grandchildren and made quilts. She was a member of Community Bible Fellowship for many years.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Ewell Harris in May of 1983; sons, Bobby Harris; daughters, Sharon Harris and Mary Shero; brother, Rubert Martin; and sister, Oneta Jones.

Survivors include her son, Harry Harris and wife, Linda; daughters, Valeta and husband, Jack, Beverly Rice and husband, Frankie, and Peggy Brantley; 26 grandchildren; numerous great and great-great and great-great-great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Martha Martin; daughter-in-law, Gail Harris; and son-in-law, Don Dale.

The Azle News, Aug. 21, 2019 Edition