Nell Marie (Ethridge) Harrison ODESSA- Nell Marie (Ethridge) Harrison, 96, passed away at a Nursing Home in Odessa. Services will be 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 14, 2013 in Weathersbee-Ray Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow at Clairemont Cemetery under the direction of Weathersbee-Ray Funeral Home. Visitation will be Monday, Oct. 14, 2013, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Born Feb. 2, 1917, in Kent County, Texas, Marie was a daughter of the late Dennis and Lillie (Peek) Ethridge. Marie married Verdie Melvin Mutt Harrison on Feb. 3, 1934, in Jayton. Marie and Mutt lived many places throughout west Texas. She worked outside the home in each new town, from Ralls, Texas, at a nursing home, to the Levi Strauss plant in Stamford, Texas, and at the church camp in Lueders, Texas. In her spare time Marie enjoyed quilting, gardening, canning, and was known to be a wonderful cook. Marie was also a member of the Home Demonstration Club. She was a member of the Baptist Church and was baptized in a stock tank in Kent County, as were many people during that time. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; a daughter, Joan Callendar; two brothers; and four sisters. Marie is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, JW Buddy, and Martha Harrison of Lubbock; her daughter and son-in-law, June and Jess Callendar of Odessa; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren; and her sister, Bonnie Logsdon. The family would like to express their deep appreciation to Marie's caregiver, Terry Macias.
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Published in The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal from Oct. 12 to Oct. 13, 2013