Linda Harrison, 1939-2016

Linda Harrison

Linda Harrison

Linda Lee Minton Harrison, 77, passed away peacefully Tuesday Oct. 25, 2016, surrounded by family at the Willard Walker Hospice Home in Fayetteville, Arkansas. She was born Jan. 29, 1939, in Stuttgart.

Linda was a truly devoted wife, mother, and friend. She graduated from Stuttgart High School and attended Arkansas Tech University in Russellville. She was an educator for many years and retired from Rogers Public Schools. She was a member of Sequoyah United Methodist Church Fayetteville.

Linda was preceded in death by her parents, Charles R. Minton and Nettle G. Eddins, and brother, Russell Charles Minton, and infant daughter, Jill Harrison.

Survivors include her husband of 57 years, the Rev. James “Jim” Harrison, a retired elder in the Arkansas Conference; three daughters, Joy L. Jeffery (David) of Rogers, Jana B. Carroll (Jon) of Brinkley and Jamie L. Tenison (Bill) of Fayetteville; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Her grandchildren include Christian Campbell (Jacob), Taylor Speegle (Jill), Jillian Thompson (Caleb), Justin Carroll, Sara Tenison and Rachel Tenison. Her-great grandchildren include Harrison Campbell, Finlay Campbell and Ollie Speegle.

A memorial service was held Monday Oct. 31, 2016, at Sequoyah UMC Fayetteville. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Linda’s name to the Sequoyah United Methodist Church Youth Pumpkin Patch, 1910 Old Wire Road, Fayetteville, AR 72703.