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Bessie Harrison

August 7, 1942 ~ October 9, 2021 (age 79)


Ms. Bessie Marie (Sykes) Harrison passed away October 9, 2021.

Ms. Harrison was born in Mobley, TN but had been a resident of Murray since 1969. Bessie was best known as the cashier at Owen’s Food Market. In her 35 years there, she became known for her smile, helpfulness, and personality. She spent her later years at Kroger Supermarket as cashier/service manager until her retirement. Bessie was also an active member of The Eastern Star. Ms. Harrison was a devoted mother of four.

She is survived by two sons and one daughter, Ronald L. Harrison (Pam) of Murray, James B. Harrison (Gail) Albuquerque, NM, Lisa Harrison Ramsey (J.R.) Clarksville, TN. She is also survived by her sister, Phyllis Sykes of Marion, KY; daughter in law, Dreama Harrison of Mayfield; grandchildren, Jamie Harrison, Angela Workman, Susan Ragsdale, Alison Harrison Mack, John Harrison, Donald Tyler Harrison, Jared Harrison, Joey Harrison, Harrison Ramsey and 12 great grandchildren.

Bessie was preceded in death by her parents, Byron and Mable Sykes, brother Ron Sykes and son Donald
D. Harrison.

A private family graveside service for Ms. Harrison will be held at Murray Memorial Gardens.

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