Georgia Anne Harris, 76, of Pawleys Island, SC, passed away on June 8, 2023.
Anne was born on June 5, 1947 in Chattanooga, Tennessee to the late George Pierce Morris and the late Doris Holt Morris.
As a child, Anne was precocious and very close to her brother George Jr. and sister Linda.
Anne was a graduate of Hillwood High School in West Nashville, Tennessee. She was voted Most Attractive Girl (Senior Class, ’65) and was a court attendant on homecoming. Anne was also the Clinic Bowl Princess in 1964.
Anne attended the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. (Art major, member of the Kappa Delta Sorority, and a Lambda Chi Alpha “Little Sister”) While a student there, she met and married Mark Hays III (Chattanooga). Together they had three sons. Anne was dearly loved by the Hays family, particularly her father-in-law Mark Jr. and father-in-law Mark Sr., who took an interest in Anne and her children. Anne also remained particularly close to her sister, Linda, and her mother, Doris, relationships marked by unwavering love and shared devotion.
Anne worked in Nashville as a production manager at advertising agency Metcalf Cook & Smith and later at January & Associates. Anne often spent time on her sister and brother-in-law’s farm in Columbia, Tennessee, where she, her nephews and nieces, and their children enjoyed horseback riding, cooking trips, and family gatherings. Anne raised and loved all three of her boys in a unique way.
In June 1988, Anne married the love of her life, Frank “Scotty” Harris. They enjoyed many activities together, including horseback riding, fox hunting, and competing in the annual Iroquois Steeplechase at Percy Warner Park in Nashville. They later fulfilled their dream and moved to a quaint farm in Lynnville, Tennessee, where they herded horses and cattle and enjoyed the unique beauty of central Tennessee’s fox-hunting country. Anne was a longtime subscriber and friend of the Hillsboro Hounds.
After Scotty passed away in April 2017, Anne moved to Pawleys Island, South Carolina, where she remained until her death.
Anne will be remembered for her beauty, her kindness, her often stern attention to detail, her dependability, consistency and for both the love she showed her children in particular and the love shown to her by so many, who had the privilege of knowing her.
Anne was a member of St. George’s Episcopal Church in Nashville from 1973 until her death.
Alongside her parents George and Doris, her beloved husband Frank “Scotty” Harris died; brother, George “Buster” Morris, Jr.; and nephews, John Neal Jr. and Clay Neal.
She is survived by her sons Mark Hays (Sarah) of Tucson, Arizona; John Hays (Ginny) of Tallahassee, Florida; and David Hays (Robin) of Pawleys Island, South Carolina; by her grandchildren, William Hays of Atlanta, Georgia; Julian Hays of Columbia, South Carolina; and Noah Hays of Tallahassee, Florida; by her sister Linda Morris of Columbia Tennessee; by her nephews Tyrone and Brett Neal (Jen) of Columbia, Tennessee; and by her niece Grace Anne Morris of Columbia, Tennessee.
In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for donations to The Nature Conservancy: https://www.nature.org/en-us/membership-and-giving/donate-to-our-mission/
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