Mary Margaret Harris
Mary Margaret Harris, 77, of Gravette, died on Friday, May 19, 2023, at Circle of Life Hospice in Bentonville.
She was born in Miami, Okla., on July 18, 1945, to Edgar "Bus" Choate and Marian Brewer Choate. She was raised in the Miami and Quapaw (Oklahoma) area. She graduated from Quapaw High School. She then went to Northeast Oklahoma A&M, graduating with an associate degree. She married Berl Dean Harris on Nov. 15, 1969, in Quapaw, Okla. They moved to Gravette and raised their three children, Jed, Samantha and Gabe. She worked for Brown department store as the accounting manager. Later, after getting married, she worked in the family business.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and a granddaughter, Hillary Grace Harris.
She is survived by her husband, Berl Dean Harris, of the home; two sons, Jed Harris and wife Lisa of Jay, Okla., and Gabe Harris and wife Francesca of Gravette; one daughter, Samantha Rorabaugh and husband Joel of Broken Arrow, Okla.; brother, William Choate of Quapaw; and many grandchildren.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 24, at the Bella Vista Funeral Home, 2258 Forest Hills Blvd., Bella Vista. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, May 25, at the Maysville Missionary Baptist Church, 12016 AR-43, Maysville, with burial to follow at Lee Cemetery in Sulphur Springs.
Arrangements are by Bella Vista Funeral Home & Crematory. Online condolences may be left at www.funeralmation.com.