STONEVILLE James Ray Harris, 75, of 109 Clark St, went home to be with the Lord, Saturday, November 24, 2012, at home surrounded by his family.
The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, November 27, 2012, at Stoneville Pentecostal Holiness Church with Rev. Trent Wall, Rev. Chris Hicks and Pastor Michael Shaffer officiating. Interment will follow in the Ridge View Memorial Gardens, Eden.
He was born in Rockingham County on September 22, 1937, to the late John William Harris and Nannie Goins Richardson Harris. He was of the Pentecostal Holiness faith and retired from Burlington Industries. Ray was a retired member of Stoneville Volunteer Fire Department with 31 years of service.
He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and well respected throughout the community.
In addition to his parents, Ray was preceded in death by a daughter, Lisa Gail Harris; brothers, John, Howard and Stanley Harris; sister, Louvenia Kimmons, and step-father, J. L. Richardson.
Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Sandra Chatman Harris; sons, Danny Harris (Donna), Jerry Harris, Jeff Harris (Betty Jo), Frankie Harris, and David Harris; daughters, Dawn H. Shaffer (Michael) and Susan Harris Jackson, all of Stoneville; eight grandchildren, Thomas Harris, Brandon Harris, Josh Shaffer, Jessica Shaffer, Jeffrey Harris, Brook Harris, Jeremy Jackson, and Marliyah Harris; three great-grandchildren, Cadence and Easton Harris, and Ava Harris, brother, Buddy Richardson (Mary) and sister, Dorothy Corum (Gene). He is also survived by many cousins, nieces and nephews and friends.
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. Monday at Stoneville Pentecostal Holiness Church and all other times at the home of Dawn and Michael Shaffer, 3945 Price Rd, Stoneville.
Special thanks are extended to Hospice of Rockingham County for their care and support.
Colonial Funeral Home in Madison is serving the family.
Condolences may be offered at www.colonialfh.net