The Duncan Banner


October 3, 2012

Lalla Odessa Harris

DUNCAN — Oct. 23, 1920 — Oct. 2, 2012

Lalla Odessa Harris, 91, formerly of Duncan, died Oct. 2, 2012, in Keller, Texas.

Graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 5, at Resthaven Memorial Gardens, officiated by Ron Stough, minister of Eastside Church of Christ. Interment will follow under direction of Don Grantham Funeral Home.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Odessa was born Oct. 23, 1920, in Duncan, the daughter of Ivy Williams and Addie Josephine Chasteen, who are both pioneering Duncan families. She was married to Tommy Harris for 52 years, who preceded her in death Jan. 19, 1994.

She attended Little Beaver Elementary and graduated from Empire High School. She was a devout Christian and proud member for 45 years at Eastside Church of Christ. In her later years, she moved to Texas to live closer to her daughter and only child, Carol Migdat.

Odessa is survived by her daughter, Carol Migdat and husband Howard of Keller, Texas; a brother, Kenneth Williams and wife Lois of Duncan; two grandchildren: Phillip Rowland of Oakpoint, Texas, and Bradley Rowland and wife Tina of Carrollton, Texas; four great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her father and mother; five brothers: Leo Williams, Ivy Odell Williams, Erby Williams, Frank Wayne Williams, Raymond Bryant Williams; and a sister, Alpha Angeline Crenshaw.

Pallbearers will be Howard Migdat, Phillip Rowland, Bradley Rowland, Jake Rowland and Chad Reasor.

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