NEW MADRID - Essie Novella Harrison, 86, died Nov. 11, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston.
Born July 8, 1917, in Essex, she was the daughter of the late Steve and Jennie Avery Allen.
On Nov. 29, 1941, she married Charles "Red" Harrison who preceded her in death on June 7, 1984.
Survivors include: five daughters and four sons-in-law, Barbara and David Bradford of Germantown, Tenn., Linda and Allen Brand of St. Louis, Janice and Curtis Phelps of Farmington, Wanda Taylor of Newport, Ky., and Cathi and Arbie Newton of New Madrid; one brother, Marvin Allen of Sikeston; and nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by one daughter, Margie Harrison, and three brothers.
Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Ponder Funeral Home in Lilbourn where services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday. Brian Smith will officiate.
Burial will follow in the Idalia Cemetery at Idalia.
Pallbearers will be: Davis Bradford, Arbie Newton, Curtis Phelps, Charles David Bradford, Scott Phelps and Steve Brand.