Originally created 02/05/06

Mrs. Mary Alice Harrison (AUGUSTA, Ga.)



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AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mary Alice Harrison of Augusta departed this life on February 3, 2006. She was born in Hazelhurst, Ga., but lived in Augusta for many years. She was a retired civil service employee at Ft. Gordon until retirement in the Telephone and Finance Departments. She served as a volunteer worker for 14 years at the University Health Care Foundation both at University Hospital and at Hospice. She was an active member at Aldersgate United Methodist Church for many years, prior there to Bayvale Baptist Church. She truly loved her religious commitments and always served where practical. She never met a stranger, always interested in whom so ever she encountered. Mrs. Harrison was a member of Floral Arts of Kingston Garden Club where she served as President for two years and loved every minute of it. She traveled extensively (worldwide) during her later years, one who truly loved life and Jesus Christ Her Lord. Family members include her husband of 17 years, Otis W. Harrison; daughter, Joyce F. Gebhardt of Montclair, Va.; sons, Bruce Fairley of Roswell, Ga., and Barry Fairley and wife, Sharon of Newnan, Ga.; grandchildren, Alex and Teri Fairley, Shayne Fairley, Ashleigh Fairley, Timothy and Darline Dixon; and great-grandchildren, Andrew and Jackson Fairley and Seth Dixon. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, February 8, 2006, at 11 a.m. at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, Wheeler Rd., with Rev. Sharon Watkins, Rev. Matthew Nelson and Rev. Rudolph Dixon officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Mitchell Sunday School Class at Aldersgate United Methodist Church and ladies of the Garden Club. The family will receive friends after the memorial service in the church fellowship hall. Interment will be private. Thomas Poteet & Son Funeral Directors, 214 Davis Rd., Augusta, GA 30907, (706)364-8484. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

The Augusta Chronicle February 5, 2006