Ray Edward Harris, Sr., age 82 died Monday June 11, 2012 in Louisburg Nursing Center. He was a native of Emporia, Va. and was the son of the late Roger C. and Mary Clay Harris. Mr. Harris worked in road construction, he was a veteran of the US Marine Corp, a member of the American Legion Post 52 in Franklinton, member of the Franklinton Lions Club, former Lion of the Year and past president of the club. While living in Virginia he worked with the Boy Scouts and coached baseball in the Chesapeake area. Ray was also a member of Mt. Olivet Baptist Church.
Funeral services will be conducted Thursday June 14, 2012 at 2:00 PM in the Hall Wynne Funeral Chapel in Franklinton by Rev. Carl Hunter. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Franklinton.
Surviving are , his wife, Evelyn Kearney Harris; daughter, Terry Harris Beachem John of Goldsboro, NC; son, Ray Edward Harris, Jr.Stephanie of Drewryville, Va.; sister, Mary Cooley Murray of Wilson, NC; grandchildren, Zackary, Tyler and Megan Beachem, Kaylee and Carawan Harris. The family would like to thank his caregivers, Charlie, Gloria and Twanda.
The family will receive friends Wednesday night from 7:00 until 8:30 PM at Hall Wynne Funeral Home in Franklinton. At other times they will be at the home.
Flowers are accepted or memorials may be made to Mt. Olivet Baptist Church Building Fund, 1245 Mt. Olivet Church Rd., Franklinton, NC 27525.
The family is under the care of Hall Wynne Funeral Home in Franklinton. Online memorials www.hallwynne.com select obituaries.