Harris, Frankie I. (Gurnsey)

Frankie Iona Gurnsey Harris, 80, of Sparkman died Tuesday January 7, 2014 at Ouachita County Medical Center in Camden. Born February 18, 1933 at Sheridan, she was a daughter of the late Albert Franklin Gurnsey and Helen Eugenia House Gurnsey. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Charlotte Bradley Wagnon, and Marianne Rogers; two grandchildren, Raymond Walters, Jr. and Casey Wayne Smith. She is survived by her husband, Nathan Clayton Harris of Sparkman; son Randal Clayton Harris and his wife Linda of Sparkman; two daughters, Mary Katherine Purifoy and her husband Bart of Camden, Hilda Jane Griffis and her husband Travis of Bearden; six grandchildren, Benita Sisson, Missy Knight, Ashley Vaughan, Krystal Gosvenor, Blain Harris, Beth Harris; eight great-grandchildren, Cody Poff, Brandi Smith, Hailey Massey, Brooklynn Gosvenor, Taylor Gosvenor, Lanee Vaughan, Libby Vaughan, Huntlee Vaughan; one great-great grandchild, Amelia Madden; and a special friend, Connie Castleberry. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Benton Funeral Home in Bearden. Graveside services will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday at Holly Springs Cemetery with Rev. David Dillard officiating. In lieu of flowers, arrangements may be made to Holly Springs united Methodist Church or to Holly Springs Baptist Church. Arrangements are by Benton Funeral Home of Fordyce/Bearden. 

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