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Dorothy Etheridge Harrelson
(October 7, 1925 - May 24, 2012)

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Dorothy Etheridge Harrelson

Dorothy Etheridge Harrelson age 86 of Paris and Puryear, TN passed away Thursday at the Methodist Residential Hospice in Germantown, TN. There will be a graveside service 3:00 PM Saturday at the Puryear City Cemetery with Bro. Mackie Gallimore officiating. Pallbearers will be Neely Owens, Mike Jenkins, Troy Jenkins, Kit Jenkins, John Etheridge and Spencer Etheridge. Visitation 1:00 – 2:30PM Saturday at McEvoy Funeral Home. She was born in Puryear, TN to the late William Arlander and Sallie LaFever Etheridge. On August 16, 1943 she married Noble Harrelson, he preceded May 1, 1998. Survived by a daughter: Nancy Harrelson, Oxford, MS; grandchildren: Sara Carrington Stumberg (Lawrence) Walker, Catherine Noble Stumberg and Patrick Louis Stumberg all of San Antonio, TX; great-grandchild: Walstein Lawrence “Lawson” Walker, IV, San Antonio, TX; nieces: Cheryl (Mike) Jenkins, Nashville, TN, Melanie (Dan) Townsend, Paris, TN, Renee (Brian) Caraway, Maryville, TN; nephew: John (Jane) Etheridge, Paris, TN; great-niece: Jill (Kevin) Stotts and Rachel (Sebastian) Solar, both of Houston, TX, Kelsey Jo Caraway, Maryville, TN; great nephews: Kit (Chastity) Jenkins, Troy Jenkins both of Nashville, TN, Spencer Etheridge, Paris, TN, Nathan (Jessica) Etheridge, Memphis, TN, Blake Etheridge, Knoxville, TN and Josh Caraway, Maryville, TN. Dorothy graduated as the valedictorian of the Puryear High School class of 1943, after which she married Noble Harrelson, her high school sweetheart, upon his return from the Army. After working in Detroit, they returned to Puryear where they lived until Noble’s death in 1998. Dorothy loved to travel and saw most of the world. She loved her church, family, friends, bridge clubs, her cat Beauty and the grey-haired mafia. She was an avid Ole Miss Football fan and she indulged her daughter incessantly. Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 133 Downing Street, Hazlehurst, MS 39083, the home church of her daughter.

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