Lois Harrison, 1930-2020


Services for Lois Harrison, 89, of Grand Saline, were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020 at First United Methodist Church, Grand Saline, with Susan Smith and Blair Currey officiating.

Interment was in Woodside Cemetery.

Mrs. Harrison passed away Jan. 26, 2020, at her home in Grand Saline. She was born Nov. 17, 1930, in Mount Carmel, Ill. to Albert and Margaret Brake Garwood.  She spent her early years in Mount Carmel and the last 55 years in Grand Saline where she was a member of Fruitvale United Methodist Church and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. She worked at Cozby-Germany Hospital for many years and 25 years at Walmart in Mineola. Lois was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Staton E. “Sike” Harrison; son, Dave “Buffy” Harrison; four brothers, Martin Garwood, Robert Garwood, Ralph Garwood and Sherman Garwood; and sister, Leola Treece.

Survivors include her son, Jack Harrison and wife Paulette of Grand Saline; two daughters, Tam Erwin of Grand Saline and Pam Harrison of Grand Saline; daughter-in-law, Donna Harrison of Grand Saline; sister, Glenna Garwood of Mount Carmel, Ill.; three grandchildren, Dave Harrison, Jr. of Forney, Heidi Ewunes of Grand Saline and Bryan Erwin, Jr. of Fruitvale; three great-grandchildren, Lexi Ewunes, Vincent Ewunes and Staton Erwin; one great-great-granddaughter, Layla Ewunes; four step-grandchildren; several step-great-grandchildren; and numerous other relatives and friends.

Pallbearers were Bryan Erwin, Jr., Vincent Ewunes, Robert West, Don Mims, Jonathan Read and Tim Smith.

Honorary pallbearers were Staton Erwin, Jimmy Fisher, Dwayne Gaston, Jerry Crane and Emmit Miller.

Memorials may be made to Woodside Cemetery, Grand Saline Volunteer Fire Department or Scottish Rite Hospital.

The family received friends from 6-8 p.m., Wednesday at Bartley Funeral Home, Grand Saline.