Tuesday, February 16, 2010

In Memory of Uncle Carey

Pershing and Sarah Harris (Kynn's parents) and Aunt Bonnie and Uncle Carey Harris

Picture taken in Spanish Fort, Alabama the day before Kynn's parents moved to Columbia to live with us.

Kynn has had an emotional day today. It is his mom's birthday and we also learned that Uncle Carey passed away. Uncle Carey was the last of the four Harris brothers. Kynn stated today, "Good 'ol Alabama names......Shelborn, Ugee, Pershing and Carey. " The Four Harris men are reunited. The above is such a sweet picture. Notice how Sarah and Bonnie are holding hands. They were sisters by marriage, and became friends for a lifetime. They all loved each other so much. We rejoice that they are all reunited in the presence of our Lord.

Carey Harris, a native and lifelong resident of Mineola, AL, 85, died February 14, 2010. He was a member of Little River Baptist Church. Harris proudly served his country in the Navy during World War II. After returning home from the war, he was a cattleman, farmer and timber man who was passionate about the outdoors and his pine trees. Most importantly, he was a devoted husband, father and grandfather who showed his family and friends how important they were through his unfailing love and loyalty to them. He was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Bonnie Boone Harris, his father and mother, Burl and Hallie Harris, and three brothers, Ugee Harris, Pershing Harris and Shelb Harris. He is survived by five children, Karen (Bob) Sawyer of Monroeville, Steve (Kathy) Harris of Monroeville, Susan (Roy) Taylor of Dublin, Calif., Brian (Twana) Harris of Gastonburg and Jeff (Angela) Harris of Monroeville; 12 grandchildren, Ashley (Jessica) Harris, Jessica (Michael) Ribgy, Bart (Laura) Harris, Luke Gredell, Daniel Sawyer, Michael (Maconica) Sawyer, Evan Gredell, Justin Harris, Marshall Harris, Nelson Harris, Shelby Harris and Lacey Harris; and two great granddaughters, Kathleen Harris and Merrill Rigby; a sister, Hildred Young of Missouri; and two sisters-in-law, Frances Harris and Virginia Harris. Funeral services will be 10:30AM Wednesday, February 17, at Little River Baptist Church with burial to follow at Mineola Cemetery. His grandsons will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive visitors at Johnson Funeral Home in Monroeville on Tuesday, February 16, from 5 until 7PM. The family requests memorial donations be made to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Attention Donor Services, PO Box 650309, Dallas, TX, 75265-0309, in honor of his daughter, Susan Taylor. The family would like to thank the caregivers who assisted in their father's care over the past several years. Their kindness and love will always be remembered. Arrangements by Johnson Funeral Home, Monroeville, AL.

1 comment:

Jessica said...

Lorie, I was looking for something in a Google search by using my grandfather's name and I feel so blessed to have found your blog! The picture is exactly how I remember them all together. Thanks so much for your sweet tribute to Grandpa.
I hope your family is doing well!
Jessica Sawyer Rigby