Juanita Gail Harris


Juanita Gail Harris, 85, of Arley, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021, at Pine Place Assisted Living. 

Gail grew up on a farm in Flatwoods, Alabama. She graduated from Montevallo as a teacher. She married Joe Harris in 1959 and they moved to Flint, Michigan, for work. Gail was a seamstress for many years in Flushing, Michigan. She was an avid sports fan, especially Alabama Football. She moved back to Alabama in 2019 to Pine Place Assisted Living. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Harris; parents, Hewitt and Ruby Barrentine; sister, Melba Lollar; and brothers, Jerry Barrentine and John Barrentine. 

She was survived by her daughters, Judy Donnay (Steve) and Shirley Harris Carlson (Steve); grandchildren, Stevi Jo, Cody, Troy, Tyler Jayne, Kate and Tori; great-grandchildren, Brecken and Isla; sisters, Naomi Harper, Susan Robertson and Libby Harris; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends. 

There will be no service at this time. 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to “Nick Saban’s Kids” at

Nick’s Kids Foundation, 1130 University Blvd., Tuscaloosa, AL 35401. 

Kilgore-Green Funeral Home, Jasper; 205-384-9503