03/24/04 — RAY C. HARRIS

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Ray Columbus "R.C." Harris, 63, died Monday.

The funeral will be conducted Thursday at 3:30 p.m. in the chapel of Wilkerson Funeral Home. Burial will be in Pinewood Memorial Park.

Mr. Harris, a native of Pitt County, had lived most of his life in the Greenville and Winterville communities. He served in the United States Marine Corps as a rifle instructor, and had been employed with Ajax Magnethermic Corporation in Winterville. For the past 10 years he was involved in the trucking industry. He was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose, Snow Hill Lodge 1859.

Mr. Harris was preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Lucy Irene Harris; and a brother, Roy Lee Harris.

He is survived by his wife, Ruby Arnold Harris; one son, Kenneth Ray Harris of Greenville; a daughter, Debra Faye Spain of Bear Grass; two stepdaughters, Deanna Johnson and Donna Hill and her husband Bill of Winterville; two stepsons, Steve Arnold and his wife Kim of Ayden and Donovan Arnold of Greenville; three granddaughters, Lea Harris, Raeann Harris and Tabitha Spain; a grandson, Skyler Harris; a step-granddaughter, Ashley Arnold; five step-grandsons, Chris Stancill, Brandon Stancill, Kacey Wilson, Brent Hill and Jordan Hill; a great-step-granddaughter, Lauryn Arnold; two brothers, Bobby M. Harris and his wife Dolores and H. Vernon Harris and his wife Glenda, all of Greenville; three special cousins, Kenneth and Mary Jane Vanderburg and Judy Roberson; and several special nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends tonight from 7 until 9 at Wilkerson Funeral Home, and at other times will be at the residence at 4472 Juanita Avenue, Ayden.

Memorial donations may be made to University Health Systems Hospice Care, P.O. Box 30945, Greenville, N.C., 27833.


Published in Obituaries on March 24, 2004 1:57 PM