Lena Harmon

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Funeral services for Lena Harmon, 97, of Hughes Springs, will be at 2 .M. Tuesday, March 9 at First United Methodist Church in Hughes Springs with the Revs. Durwood Bristow and Bluford Weikel officiating. Burial will be in Hughes Springs Cemetery under direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home, Inc. Mrs. Harmon will lie in honor Monday afternoon and evening at the funeral home, and the family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m.. Mrs. Harmon died Friday, March 5 at an Arlington hospital. She was born November 2, 1912 in Cottonport, Louisiana. She and her husband owned and operated a grocery business for 26 years. She served on the Administrative Board of First United Methodist Church, where she had taught Sunday School and held offices in both womens organizations of the church. She was an active member of Eastern Star, holding several offices, and was president of the American Legion Auxiliary during its early years. She served as president of Red Radiance Garden Club, and was a member of the Auxiliary at Grainger Nursing Home and The Springs. She was a Trustee for the Hughes Springs Cemetery Association for over 20 years. Humanitarian is the word that well described her. Aside from spending time with her adoring family, her greatest pleasure came from taking food and visiting with those who were sick or shut in, and for this she has touched the lives of many. The words of Henry Drummond best explain Mrs. Harmon's life philosphy: "You will find as you look back upon your life, that the moments when you have really lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of Love." Mrs. Harmon is survived by her only child Donna and her loving husband Winston Parrish of Arlington; grandson Eric Eastland and wife Susan of Weatherford; granddaughter Angie and husband Allen of Arlington. She is also survived by four great-grandchildren, McKenna, Keifer and Allena Avery and Tori Eastland. She was preceded in death by her husband L.D. Don Harmon.

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  1. Winston & Donna,We're sorry to hear of the passing of Mrs. Harmon. I pray that the God of all comfort will strengthen and comfort you during this time of loss & sorrow.

  2. I was so sorry to hear of your loss of Mrs. Lena. She was an awesome woman. Just wanted to send my prayers and that god be with you all during this time, and I was thinking of you.Linda Vanover

  3. A wonderful woman! Full of life and laughter. I will always remember her warm smile, gentle laugh and kind spirit.

  4. Donna, I am so sorry about the loss of your Mom. Lena was a REAL lady whom I admired and loved very much. She touched so many lives and has certainly left a legacy. She loved you and was so proud of you. Even though she lived a long life, you are never ready to face life without her. You will be in my prayers that God will comfort you and wrap his loving arms around you and give you Peace knowing that your Mom is HOME. I love you.

  5. I have fond memories of the Harmons and their grocery store. Our sincere condolences to the family. She has gone to meet her Lord. God bless you all.

  6. Donna, I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Ms Lena has brought great joy to many and will never be out of our hearts. My prayers are with you all.

  7. Donna and Winston,She was a wonderful lady and will be missed. I have special memories of living next door to her on First Street. She always had the most beautiful flowers.

  8. You and your family are in my thoughts and have my deepest sympathy. I know how hard it is to go through this. I'm so sorry. We know where to find her don't we and will see her again.Beverly Bell

  9. We will miss her so much and we loved taking care of her. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. She was a very special lady and brought joy to all of our lives.

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