Johnnie A. "Junior" Harris

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Mr. Johnnie A. "Junior" Harris, 89, passed away on Saturday July 11, 2015. Mr. Harris was born on June 26, 1926 in Cleburne County, Alabama to the late Johnnie and Emma Harris. He was a dedicated husband, father, grandfather and friend. He was a Seaman First Class in the U.S. Navy from 1944 till 1946. He was a dedicated member of Crumley's Chapel Church of God where he served as a superintendent and clerk as well as many other committees for almost 40 years. He was employed at Douglas and Lomanson from 1963 until he retired. He also had poultry and cattle and loved being out on his farm as well as working in his garden. He was also a member of the Alabama Cattlemen's Association. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 66 years, Irene Walker Harris; his brothers, Ben Colen Harris and Virgil Harris; his sisters, Estoria McElroy, Myrtle Rollins and Emma Jean Harris. Survivors include his sons and daughters-in-law, Danny and Sandra Harris, of Ranburne and Steve and Karen Harris, of Montgomery, Alabama; his daughter and son-in-law, Kathy and Ray Sherrill, of Carrollton, Georgia; his grandchildren and their spouses, Kerry and Kelly Sherrill, Jeremy and Candi Harris, Kristi and Scott Ray, Mindy and Jerome Whaley and Trent Harris; his brother, F.E. Harris; his sisters, Alma Lee Pollard, Mildred Hand, Norma Jean Stephens, and Videra King; and eight great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be held on today July 14, 2015, at 2 p.m. (CST) at Crumley's Chapel Church of God. the Rev. Tony Mahathy, the Rev. Jeremy Harris, the Rev. Jerome Whaley and the Rev. Neal Fowler will officiate. Pallbearers will be Kerry Sherrill, Scott Ray, Trent Harris, Craig Walker, Leland Walker, Henry Crumley and Chris Ledbetter. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at Crumley's Chapel Church of God on Monday July 13, 2015, from 4-7 p.m. (CST). The family would like to thank all of the employees of Cottage Landing Assisted Living, especially Brian Jackson and Denise Johnson, as well as all the special caregivers of Agape Hospice with special thanks to Spring Jackson and Kay Wynn. Messages of condolence can be sent to the family at www.rainwaterfuneralhome.com Rainwater Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Published in The Anniston Star on July 14, 2015
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