The Herald Banner, Greenville, TX

May 11, 2014

Losing the grand lady

Herald-Banner Staff

GREENVILLE — To the editor:

The first of May the Harrison House lost the grand lady here. Merle Jamison was 92 years old and as smart as a whip. She was from Ada, Oklahoma, and her daddy owned a ranch there. It was managed by Reba McIntire’s daddy. Her sister, Ann Maddux, still lives here, and she was very protective of Merle. She will be lost for a while without her. She must take comfort in the fact that she is with Jesus now.

The Harrison House will have a service for her tomorrow, May 3, at 1 p.m. By the time this letter is published, or should be published, she will be buried in Oklahoma.

I know Merle is giving some of the angels in Heaven, and even the Lord himself, some giggles.


Michael L. Compton

Harrison House