Gussie Louvenia “Lula” Crew Harrelson

Covington County, Alabama, USA
Death 26 Apr 1956 (aged 79)
Andalusia, Covington County, Alabama, USA
Burial Andalusia, Covington County, Alabama, USA
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Name: Gussie Louvenia Harrison
[Gussie Louvenia Crew]
Birth Date: abt 1877
Death Date: 26 Apr 1956
Death Place: Montgomery, Montgomery, Alabama
Death Age: 79
Gender: Female
Father Name: William F Crew
Mother Name: Nancy Jeter
FHL Film Number: 1908908
The Andalusia Star News
May 3, 1956
Front Page


Mrs. Gussie L. Harrison (Harrelson), mother of O.P. Harrison (Harrelson), Andalusia Realtor and business man, died at her home at 2467 Carter Hill Road in Montgomery on Thursday morning, April, 26.
Following a prayer service at White Chapel in Montgomery on Saturday morning, led by Rev. Robert Vaughn, associate pastor of the First Methodist Church of Montgomery, the body was brought to Andalusia where it lay in state at Foreman Funeral Home until Sunday afternoon when final rites were held.
In the final tribute at Foreman Funeral Home, Rev. W.G. Hastings officiated. Music was by the James Ganus quartet.. Burial was in Memorial Cemetery.
Pallbearers were P.W. Sessions, J.T. Sessions, Hollis Harrelson, Charles Harrelson, James Ganus, Sam Berman, George Proctor, and Homer Garrett.
Mrs. Harrison (Harrelson) is survived by her two daughters, Mrs. J.A. Sessions, San Diego, Calif.; Miss Jewel Harrison (Harrelson), Montgomery; and a son, O.P. Harrison (Harrelson), of Panama City, Fla. and Andalusia.

Mrs. Harrison was born and reared in Covington County and lived her entire life, until six years ago, on Oak Street in Andalusia and on the farm where she and her husband, the late Enos Harrison (Harrelson), homesteaded following their marriage.

In 1950, Mrs. Harrison (Harrelson), moved to Montgomery to make her home with her daughter, Miss Jewel Harrison(Harrelson), but she kept an active contact with relatives and friends in Covington County. Mrs. Harrison (Harrelson) was an active member of the Methodist Church for 60 years.

Confined to a wheel chair since 1952, due to arthritis, Mrs. Harrison (Harrelson), Mrs. Harrison (Harrelson) was a happy and cheerful spirit despite her affliction. She recently visited Bellingrath Gardens in Mobile and vacationed at the Dixie Sherman Hotel in Panama City. Her son, O.P. Harrison (Harrelson) had just purchased a new home in the Cove section of Panama City for his mother.
An ardent reader of Covington papers, Mrs. Harrison (Harrelson) kept the first issue of the old Andalusia Star published by Edward Doty. She would have been 80 years old on November 24.

Transcribed by D. Fountain

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