Mabel Estelle Martin Harris-Webb, 98, of Little Rock, formerly of Warren, died on December 10 in Little Rock.
She was born August 28, 1918, in Warren and was the daughter of the late Noel and Maude Rumph Martin. She was a graduate of Warren High School and a 1940 graduate of Hendrix College.
In 1941 she married Rev. Edward W. Harris of Texarkana, a graduate of Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. They were married for 65 years and served churches in Arkansas, Louisiana, and Missouri for more than 50 years. She traveled as a tour host for many years with Educational Opportunities, an ecumenical travel group through the United Methodist Church. She traveled extensively in and throughout Europe, England, Scandinavia and volunteered on Methodist Mission trips to Mexico and Russia.
Later, she married Rev. James R. Webb, Jr. of Macon, Georgia, a retired United Methodist Minister from the South Georgia Conference. They had first met in the College Summer Service Group in New York the summer of 1939. They were married for five years.
She was a long time member of the First UMC of Little Rock and the Friendship-Faulkner Sunday School Class. She was also an associate member of Historic St. George’s Church in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the oldest Methodist Church in the world. Mabel established the “John Wesley Prayer Room” in First United Methodist Church in honor of John Wesley, Founder of Methodism.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Noel and Maude Rumph Martin; her first husband, Rev. Edward W. Harris; her devoted sister, Alice Martin Fiser and her husband, Paul Fiser; and two of their children, Dr. Paul Martin Fiser and Susan Fiser Barham; and her second husband, Rev. James R. Webb, Jr.
She is survived by her daughter, Elizabeth Martin Harris Livingston (Dr. Richard Lee Livingston) of Fort Smith; and three grandchildren Susannah Livingston Bertram (Christopher Bertram) of Brooklyn, New York, Connor Livingston of Little Rock, and Andrew Harris Livingston of Fort Smith; two great grandchildren, Lily Elizabeth Greenberg and Henry Lee Greenberg, of Brooklyn, New York.
She is also survived by two stepchildren, Larry Webb of Minneapolis, Minnesota and Sharon Webb of Hudson, Maine; and several beloved nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, December 20, at 1:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church in Warren. Visitation will be at 12:30 p.m. until service time on December 20, in the church parlor. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery by Frazer’s Funeral Home.
A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, January 7, 2017, at First United Methodist Church in Little Rock.
Memorials may be made to the C. Ray Tribble Scholarship Fund at Camp Aldersgate, 2000 Aldersgate Road, Little Rock, AR, 72205, or to the Julie Wilke/Mabel Harris-Webb Youth Workers Scholarship Fund c/o Steve Wilke, Southwestern University, 100 College St., Winfield, KS, 67156.