HARRIS, Onita I.: 1926 – 2012

Onita Irene Harris, 85, of Quanah, died Monday, Feb. 6, 2012, in Crowell. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church in Quanah with the Rev. Monte Lumpkin, minister of Goodlett Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will follow in Quanah Memorial Park under the direction of Smith Funeral Home of Quanah.

She was born Aug. 28, 1926, in Watonga, Okla., a daughter of the late Richard Raymond and Lorene (Fulfer) Hinsley. She and David Crockett Ritchie were married in 1942 in Quanah. He preceded her in death in 1985. She married Martin Luther Thompson Jr. in 1962 in Vernon, and he preceded her in death in 1973. She married William Edward Harris Sr. in 1977 in Chillicothe, and he preceded her in death in 2006. She was a longtime resident of Quanah and a homemaker. She was a member of the Church of the Nazarene.

She was preceded in death by two sons, Wiley Lee Thompson in 2006 and J.D. Ritchie in 1984; and by a stepson, Bill Harris, in 2011.

Survivors include two daughters, Edith Lanning and Brenda Walters, both of Quanah; a son, Richard Ritchie of Quanah; four sisters, Laverne Hiser of Lubbock, Vesta Lee Pitts of Post, Opelia Hunt of Bagwell, and Lula Bishop of Canadian; five brothers, Raymond Hinsley of Dallas, David Hinsley of Michigan, Elmer Lee Hinsley of Arizona, Tommy Hinsley of Flower Mound, and Donnie Hinsley of Vinson, Okla.; 17 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; and numerous great-great-grandchildren.

Family visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.