Minnie Ann Laird Harrison

Mrs. Minnie Ann Laird Harrison, 89, a life-long resident of Walton County, FL passed away Tuesday, April 25, 2006 at a local hospital. She was born Dec. 9, 1916 in Euchee Valley, the daughter of Lewis Edward Laird and Mical Rebecca Howell Laird. She was employed for many years in the Voter Registration Office of Walton County and was a fifty-year plus member of The Order of the Eastern Star. Mrs. Harrison was a devoted wife and full-time mother of three boys. She was a member of First Baptist Church of DeFuniak Springs, FL. She and her husband, Oscar, celebrated 67 years of marriage last December 25.

Survivors include her husband, Henry Oscar Harrison of DeFuniak Springs; sons, Cordell Harrison and wife, Alma, Don and wife Lisa, and Phil and wife, Beth; brothers, Lewis Laird and wife, Louise, of Denton, TX and Herbert Laird of Austin, TX; sisters-in-law, Ann Laird of Ponce de Leon, Barbara of Pensacola and Sarah Laird of DeFuniak Springs; seven grandchildren, Leslie Anne, Robert, Reid, Deanna, Neil, Ruth, and Todd; great- grandchildren, Harrison, Joseph and Addison.

Pallbearers were Keith Laird, Scott Hulion, Roddy Harrison, Zane Welch, Kenneth Harrison, Jason Burgess, Ken Price, and Larry Laird. Honorary pallbearers were members of Mrs. Harrison’s Sunday School class. There was special seating for the members of The Order of Eastern Star.

Funeral services were held Friday, April 28, 2006 at 11a.m. at First Baptist Church with the Rev. Jerry Chumley officiating.

[Source: The DeFuniak Springs Herald, May 4, 2006]

[Burial: Magnolia Cemetery, DeFuniak Springs]