Ava Nell Harris, 98, of Nashville, died Friday, January 11, 2013, in Nashville.
Ava Nell Harris, 98, of Nashville, died Friday, January 11, 2013, in Nashville. Mrs. Harris was born May 30, 1914 in Patmos, Arkansas to the late Claude and Erma Esther Green Hinton. She was a member of the Sunset Church of Christ in Nashville. She was a retired school teacher of over 20 years, a member of the Daughters of American Revolution, Howard Memorial Hospital Lady's Auxiliary, member of Delta Kappa Gamma, and the Howard County Extension Homemakers Club, as well as numerous other clubs and activities. She was well known in the area for volunteering in all of the different clubs and organizations. Preceding her in death was her husband, James Otis Harris, in 1978; two brothers; a sister; step-son, James Harris, Jr.; and daughter-in-law, Betty Harris. Her survivors include her son, Kenneth Harris, of Eldorado; a daughter-in-law, Rita Harris, of Arkadelphia; two nephews, James “Tiny” Lewis, of Nashville, and Joe Kinney, of Texas; two nieces, Mary Lynn Betz, of Texas, and Shirley Hinton, of Little Rock; four grandsons, Jimmy Harris and wife, Pat, of Bryant, Greg Harris, of Little Rock, Kenny Harris and wife, Donna, of Shreveport, La., and Jeffery Harris and wife, Jane, of Conway; eight great-grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren, and a host of other family and friends. Services were conducted Sunday, January 13, at 2 p.m. at Nashville Funeral Home, with Bob Jamison and David Williams officiating. Interment followed in Restland Memorial Park under the direction of Nashville Funeral Home. The family received friends Saturday, January 12, at the funeral home. You may send the family an online sympathy message to www.nashvillefh.com. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Paragould Children's Home.