linda ruth (banks) harrison

Linda R. Harrison, 62, of Marianna passed away Thursday, March 4, 2010, at her residence. She was a lifelong resident of Jackson County and a member of the Apostolic Pentecostal Outreach. She will be greatly missed by her family, which she loved dearly. Linda enjoyed spending time on her computer, cooking and being with her family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Harrison; and her parents, Henry and Ruby Basford Banks.

Survivors include her sons, Donnie Melvin and Donald Ray Smitherman, of Marianna; daughter Donna Tharpe and husband Rick, of Ozark, Ala.; brothers Hinton Banks and wife Peggy, of Sneads, and Clinton Banks, of Daytona Beach; sisters Diane Anderson, of Marianna, Sandra "Fay" Hanks and husband Billy, of Carrollton, Ga., Jeanette Newman, of Grand Ridge, Ruby Jean Caywood and husband Woody, of Huntsville, Ala., Elisha Youngblood, of Panama City, and Lorrine Clark, of Marianna; and the light of her life, grandson Dustin Smitherman, of Marianna; special friends Patty Violette, of Sneads, and Pastor Ed Burns and wife Melody, of Marianna.

Services will be Sunday, March 7, at 2 p.m. at Marianna Chapel Funeral Home, with Pastor Ed Burns officiating. Interment will follow in Cow Pen Pond Cemetery. Visitation was Saturday, March 6, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Marianna Chapel Funeral Home. Marianna Chapel Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. - See more at: