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Thursday, August 28, 2003

Thomas Edward "Tom" Harrison, 81, of Andalusia, Ala., died Monday, Aug. 25, 2003, in am Andalusa area hospital.

Born and raised in Brazil, he moved to Andalusia in 1964 at the insistence of his lifelong friend, Johnny Portemont, for an employment position with Johnny's United Shows. He remained employed with them for 20 years. He was then employed with Taylor Parts as a wrecker salesman.

He was a 32nd degree Shriner, past member of various showman's clubs and an amateur racecar driver. He was a lifelong fan of Notre Dame football and of NASCAR racing.

Survivors include two daughters, Ginger and Tommy Hitson of Jacksonville, Fla., and Toni and Billy Douglas of Andalusia; four grandchildren, Angie Spaulding Bendson, Billy Alfred Douglas II, Bridget Douglas and Ginny Spaulding; and four great-grandchildren, Cameron Catri, Michael Garin, Brayton Douglas and Brendon Douglas.

He was preceded in death by his wives, Marguerite Griffin Harrison and Wanda Harrison.

Funeral services will be Friday at 3 p.m. at the Pleasant Home Baptist Church with the Rev. Earl Currenton and the Rev. Fred Kelley officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery.

The body will lie in state from 6 p.m. Thursday at Foreman Funeral Home, Andalusia.