OBITUARY: Mary ‘Frances’ Harris


Mary “Frances” Harris, age 91 of Ashland City, Tennessee, passed away Saturday, February 3, 2024 at her home.

Mrs. Harris was born on September 4, 1932 in the Bethlehem Community to the late John & Bernice Smith Brinkley.

She was a bookkeeper for many years with the Cheatham County Nursing Home and with Miller Medical Group. She was a seamstress and loved to bowl. Mrs. Harris was a collector of many things, but her favorite was Avon products. She loved her family and grandchildren dearly and was a long-time member of Bethlehem Free Will Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband Billy Ray Harris; grandson, James Thornton; brother-in-law, Bob Corn; and son-in-law, Jim Thornton.

She is survived by her son, Bobby (Sheila) Harris; daughter, Pam (Gregg) Meador; brother, Dale (Mary Evelyn) Brinkley; sister, Betty Corn; grandchildren, Bo Harris, Tracy (Josh) Edwards, Will Thornton, Ben (Samantha) Meador, Chris (Sierra) Meador; great-grandchildren, Parker Edwards, Luke Edwards, and Callie Meador.

Funeral services will be conducted at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, February 7th, with Bro. Shiloh Hackett officiating. Burial will follow in Bethlehem Cemetery in Ashland City with Will Thornton, Bo Harris, Todd Corn, Ryan Corn, Wayne Corn, Bill Brinkley, Kenny Betts, Sammy Adkins, Kenny Adkins, Josh Edwards, Weston Brinkley, Parker Edwards, and Luke Edwards serving as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday, February 6th from 2:00 PM until 8:00 PM and again on Wednesday from 10:00 AM until the hour of service at 11:00AM.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to Caris Healthcare, 2308 Memorial Blvd, #1, Springfield, TN 37172 or Joy Group, c/o of Bethlehem FWB Church, 1709 Hwy 12, Ashland City, Tn 37015

AUSTIN & BELL FUNERAL HOME in Pleasant View is in charge of these arrangements. 6316 Highway 41A, Pleasant View, Tennessee 37146 (615) 746-4433


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