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Anna Dee Harris

September 19, 1929 ~ August 18, 2018 (age 88)

Anna Dee Harris, 88, of Drasco, passed away Saturday, August 18, 2018. She was born Anna Dee Stubbs in Ben, AR, September 20, 1929 to the late Dan and Anna Stubbs.

Ann was preceded in death by her loving husband of 57 years, Raymond Harris, her parents, James Daniel Stubbs and Anna Boyer Stubbs, brothers; Ora Stubbs, Orvin Stubbs, Murl Stubbs and three sisters; Onie Galloway, Onice Turner, and Lela Richmond.

She is survived by two sons, Kendall Harris and his wife Sue of Houston, Texas, Doug Harris and wife Phoebe of Royal Palm Beach, Florida; and daughter Cindy Rowlett and husband Jim of Cabot, Arkansas.  She was a loving “Granny” to nine grandchildren, Cathy Harris, Matthew Harris, Seth Harris, Andrew Harris, Carly Harris Dunlap and husband Steven, Joseph Harris and wife Brittani, Kevin Rowlett, Michael Rowlett and wife Emily, and Jacob Rowlett; and seven great-grandchildren, Kayla Harris, Sonja Mingola, Emily Mingola, Dylan Dunlap, Mary Dunlap, Ethan Rowlett, and Barrett Rowlett, two special nieces, Leigh Turner and husband John, and Lana Turner, brother-in-law Gerald (Spud) Richmond, and sister-in-law, Evalyn Stubbs.

Ann graduated from Concord High School in  1949.  Some time after, she moved to Wichita, Kansas, where she worked for Boeing, making wiring harnesses for airplanes.  It was there, she met and married Ray in 1954.  Together they moved to Seattle, Washington in 1957 where Ann worked as a stay-at-home mom until the family moved back to Arkansas in 1971. She loved the Lord and was an active member of several non denominational churches in the area.

     Ann was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother.  She enjoyed a variety of hobbies and was very talented in her pursuits.  An avid gardener, Ann loved to grow, dry, and use flowers to create beautiful arrangements and wreaths that she sold at craft shows.  She was also an amazing cook and hostess.  If you popped  in for a surprise visit, within minutes, she would have a full meal and several desserts on the table.  And people loved to visit.  As the last surviving member of her immediate family, Dee, as she was called growing up, served as historian, telling the old stories of how life was back on Beech Fork in Stone County during the 1930s.

Ann was an amazing woman, talented, beautiful, with a quick wit and flair for fun.  She will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.

A Memorial / Fellowship  service will be Saturday, August 25, 2018, at Westside Baptist Church, Greers Ferry at 2:00 pm.

The family would like to express special thanks to those who loved and cared for her at Greystone Nursing and Rehab in Cabot.

Memorial donations may be made to the Autism Society at www.autism-society.org. or

Diamond-Blackfan foundation at www.dbafoundation.org.

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