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Dorothy Harkins

Mrs. Dorothy King Harkins age72 of Madison formerly of Cleveland passed away Saturday May 18, 2013 at the home of her daughter.
Visitation will be held Tuesday May 21, 2013 from 12:00pm until 1:45pm at Cleveland Funeral Home. Graveside funeral service will follow at 2:00pm in the New Cleveland Cemetery. Reverend Bob Hill will officiate the service.
Mrs. Harkins was born June 27, 1940 in West Memphis, AR to Joseph and Lillie Hare King. She attended Merigold High School where she played basketball and graduated Cleveland High School in 1958. Mrs Harkins later attended cosmetology school in Greenville. She married Bill Harkins in 1959. Together they began their family in Cleveland and managed their family business, Harkins Construction. Mrs. Harkins was a loving wife, mother and grandmother whose focus in life was raising her children and grandchildren and providing for all of their needs. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her son Joe Harkins, her brother Larry King and her son-in-law Andy Hughes.
Mrs. Harkins is survived by her 2 daughters, Karen Hughes and Michele Austin (Greg) both of Madison, Ms; 1 son, Larry Harkins (Natalie) of Cleveland, MS; grandchildren, Matthew (Jamie) Warren, Emily (Daniel) Garcia, Jason (Shannon) Hughes, Holly Harkins, Hunter and Tucker Austin, Madison Harkins, Spencer Harkins and John Sawyer Austin; great-grandchildren, Lillie and Andi Rose Garcia and Graves Alan Warren.
Pallbearers will be Hunter Austin, Tucker Austin, Daniel Garcia, Matthew Warren, David Harkins and Jason Hughes. Honorary pallbearers will be Spencer Harkins and John Sawyer Austin.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Research Hospital, 501 St.Jude Place, Memphis,TN 38105.

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I am so sorry for your loss of Dorothy. Please accept my condolences. When we lose a loved one in death, I find comfort in the Bible. Psalm 55:22 promises that God will sustain us if we throw our burdens on Him. I look forward to seeing Dorothy in the resurrection (John 5:28,29). I'm sure she will be taking care of her family, as always. I hope these scriptural thoughts bring you the comfort they have brought to me.

Chris - May 31, 2013 at 01:22 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Larry, So sorry for your loss. MY prayers are with you at this difficult time. Memories are what will help you get through this time. That and Faith in God Almighty. Love and Prayers Always, Sidney Couey

SIDNEY COUEY - May 20, 2013 at 06:57 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Karen, Larry, and Michelle... I am so sorry to read about Dorothy's passing. She was always such a sweet lady, and would do anything I asked of her. Karen, I remember how she faithfully brought you and Joe to piano lessons. And Michelle, you were in my SS class as a shy little girl. I pray God's peace and strength and comfort for all of you. Keep your families close. Sincerely, Roxie (Davis) Bogart

Roxie (Davis) Bogart - May 20, 2013 at 06:09 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

my thoughts and prayers are with you al

Melissa Graves - May 19, 2013 at 10:37 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM