Virginia Harness, 84, of Bigelow died Saturday, June 9, 2012. She was born July 11, 1927, in Paris to Earnest and Lois Ballinger Eason. She worked as a secretary with the Farmers Home Administration and as an accountant for Myers General Agency. She was a member of Harmony Baptist Church in Perryville.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray J. Harness; a son, Ray Harness Jr.; one brother, four sisters; and her parents.

Survivors include three sons, Richard Harness and wife Linda of Cashiers, N.C.; and James Harness and wife Shirley and Kelly Harness and wife Karen, both of Benton; two daughters, Ellen Talley and husband Allen of Bigelow and Vicki McClendon of Ward; eight grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; and three sisters, Juanita Busbice of Grapevine, Texas; Anna Turner of Scott and Katherine Burleson of Pine Bluff.

A funeral was held Tuesday, June 12, 2012, at Roller-Owens Funeral Home with the Rev. Jim Bynum officiating. Burial was in Hicks Cemetery in Lonoke.

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