Carolyn Harrod Harkness

  • "Gaylan and I were saddened to learn of Carolyn's passing. ..."
    - Gaylan and Carol Lee
  • "I am sad to hear about Carolyn passing. She was such a good..."
    - Jana Morrison
  • "our love and thoughts are with you at this time --70 years..."
  • "Mr Harkness my thoughts and prayers are with during this..."
    - Jacqueline Jobe
  • "Our deepest sympathy to the entire family. Love and prayers"
    - Wyn and Cyn King

Carolyn Harrod Harkness, 88, passed away on Friday, June 6, 2014 in the early morning hours. The family will be accepting guests from 2:00 pm-4:00 pm on Sunday, June 8, at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at Westside Church of Christ on Monday, June 9, at 1:00 pm with Mike Vestal officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park. Carolyn was born on June 21, 1925 to Dorsey H. and Ora Lee Harrod in Ellenton, Florida. She married Wilbur E. Harkness, Jr. at Barksdale Field, Louisiana on June 3, 1944. She was employed by a ship builder in Tampa, Florida during WWII when her husband was a pilot in the European War Theater. She was involved in Banking for a number of years, retiring in 1985 and moving from Houston, Texas to Midland, Texas until her death. Carolyn was the pride of life to her husband. Her loving, kind, gentle, and spiritual nature was shared by all that appeared in her life. She shared her faith in her spiritual work of the Lord as her husband served as an Elder in the Westside Church of Christ. All who knew her were blessed by her radiant reflection of Jesus Christ. She and her hus-band celebrated their 70th Wedding Anniversary just three days before she passed from this life. She is survived by her husband, Wilbur E. Harkness; eldest son, Wilbur E. Harkness, III; daughter, Jan Elaine Lary and husband, Milton Lary; younger son, William Lee Harkness and wife Brenda Ann Hark-ness; grandchildren, Na-than Lary, Kristin King, Lauren Ivanhoe, Brittney Cohorn, Brooklyn Harkness; niece Dorothy Lee Gifford of Florida and 8 great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her father and mother, sister, Joyce Miller, Mary Jo Bantle, and brother, Bill Harrod. The family would like to express their gratitude towards the staffs of Manor Park Rehabilitation and Manor Park Mabee Health Care Center. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Asso-ciation ( National Capital Area Chapter, 3701 Pender Drive, Suite 400, Fairfax, VA 22030 or by phone, 800-272-3900). Arrangements are under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Midland. Online condo-lences may be made at www.npwelch
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Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory
3800 N Big Spring St Midland, TX 79705
(432) 550-5800
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Published in The Bradenton Herald on June 10, 2014
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