Jocelyn Tunstall Harris, 78, a native of Albuquerque, N.M., and a lifelong resident of Bay Minette, died April 13, 2007 at her home.

She was a graduate of Baldwin County High School. While in high school, her essay won her first place in a national competition, the Edward R. Murrow Award. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Alabama and a Master’s degree from Troy State University. She was an educator with the Baldwin County Board of Education, spending the majority of her teaching career at Stapleton Elementary School. She was a charter member of Saint Agatha’s Catholic Church, a founding member of the Zachariah Godbold Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and a member of the William Smith Chapter of the Colonial Dames of the 17th Century.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 40 years, James Madison Harris; and her parents Edmund and Catherine Tunstall of Bay Minette.

Survivors include three daughters, Catherine (William) Garretson, Ellen Arden Harris and Maryanne Tunstall Harris, all of Bay Minette; brother, Norman Macleod of Canon City, Colo.; sister, Skye Macleod Zucker of Baltimore; additional family members, Karen Rimiller of Bay Minette, and Gail Hemingway of Mobile; numerous grandchildren; a great-grandson; nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services wereheld Tuesday, April 17 from the chapel of Norris Funeral Home. Burial was in Bay Minette Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were Floyd Johnson, Lavon Watts, Dr. William Garretson, Randy Davis, Stuart Carpenter and Todd Stokes.

Arrangements were made by Norris Funeral Home, Bay Minette.