Margaret Harris Shutt

By  | January 8, 2021 | Filed under: Higgins Funeral Home, Obituaries

Margaret Harris Shutt, age 104, passed from this life on January 8, 2021. She was born on the family farm in Howell, TN to the late Wallace and Eunice Thomas Harris.

Mrs. Shutt’s education included Tarbox School, Hume-Fogg High School in Nashville, TN, and graduation from Central High in Fayetteville. She attended Tennessee College for Women in Murfreesboro and graduated from Peabody College in Nashville with a degree in Industrial Arts. After WWII, she married John Lloyd Shutt of Nashville. They had a loving and joyful marriage for over 60 years.

Mrs. Shutt was an avid genealogist. In Fayetteville, she is descended from the families of Norris, Slater, McKinney, and Wallace. In Howell, her lines are Harris, Thomas, Clark, Crawford, and Buchanan. Since 1816 she is the fifth generation of eight of her Harris family to live on the farm in Howell.

She is preceded in death by her husband John Shutt and brother Thomas Middleton Harris. She is survived by one son, Jack Shutt and wife Gail, granddaughter Rachel Harwell, and great-grandchildren Will Thomas and Maci Alease Harwell.

In lieu of flowers, she would like donations be made to the First Presbyterian Church Child Care Center, the Fayetteville Library’ s genealogical area, or the Genealogical Society.

A private burial was held at Rose Hill Cemetery.

Higgins Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Ms. Margaret Harris Shutt.

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