Mary Davies Harris
Inscription and Notes:
w/o Judge I.L. Harris, per Edwin Andrews
Obituary, Union-Recorder, Feb 10, 1891:
Death of Mrs. Judge Harris
Mrs. Mary E. Harris, the beloved and venerable widow of the late Judge Iverson L. Harris, died at her home in this city, last Friday morning at 7 o'clock. She was born in Savannah in 1807, and was 83 years of age last November. Her first church membership was held in the Independent Presbyterian church of that city. During her long life she was a most useful and influential member of the church and of society. She was married to Iverson L. Harris in 1826, and the whole of her married life and widowhood was spent in this city.
Her distinguished husband preceded her to the grave some 16 or 17 years. She was the mother of twelve children, only five of whom are now living, viz: Col. Wm. A. Harris of Worth, the present Secretary of the Senate; Judge Charles J. Harris of Macon; Dr. I. L. Harris, Mrs. Dr. W. H. Hall, and Miss Rebecca Harris, of this city. She has thirty-six grand-children and about fifteen great-grandchildren -- worthy descendants of honored parents.
A few weeks ago Mrs. Harris was attacked with the prevailing influenza, and, with her infirmity of years, human aid was powerless to prolong her stay among her loved ones, and, surrounded by children and grand-children, she sank peacefully to rest. Her funeral took place from her late residence at 11:30 o'clock Saturday morning -- her pastor, Rev. D. McQueen officiating. The large attendance testified in some mesasure the love, and respect in which she was held; but she has hundreds of relatives and friends througout the State, who could not be present to pay the last tribute of respect to her memory. Her grandsons acted as pall bearers -- twelve of whom (young men) were present.
Among the relatives from a distance who were present were Dr. and Mrs. Chas. H. Hall, Mrs. Clifford Williamson, Miss Merritt, Messrs Iverson and Marion Harris, Mr. Addison Tinsley and others from Macon; Mr. Chas. H. Hunter of Chattanooga, and Richard L. Hunter, of Brunswick.
Full of years and good works -- loved, honored, and revered by all who knew her, she was laid away, tenderly and tearfully, in the old cemetery where so many loved ones had preceded her.
We leave to more competent hands the high privilege of paying a just and worthy tribute to this noble woman.