James Edward "Ed" Harris

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HIGH POINT — James Edward Harris "Ed", 67, passed away on Sept. 5, 2018, at his home, surrounded by his family, after a short battle with cancer.

Born Sept. 19, 1950, to the late Isaac and Maie Harris, he spent his youth in Archdale. He graduated from Trinity High School, Guilford College and Institute of Textile Technology.

Ed is survived by his wife of 46 years, Ann Haworth Harris; his son, Jim Harris; and his grandsons, Hayes and Mason Harris of Concord, N.C. He is also survived by his sister, Leah Edgerton (David); his brother-in-law, Allen Haworth (Cici); brother-in-law, David Haworth; as well as many nieces and nephews.

The visitation will be held on Saturday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Cumby Family Funeral Service in Archdale. A memorial service will be held on Sunday at 2 p.m. at Archdale Friends Meeting.

Ed worked in the textile industry for 28 years. He later became a high school math teacher, holding positions at Randleman High School and then at Southwest High School.

He was an active member of Archdale Friends Meeting, serving at various times as clerk of the monthly meeting and clerk of Ministry and Counsel.

He was an enthusiastic grandfather, taking great delight in his grandsons, Hayes and Mason. He was also an avid golfer and enjoyed several winters in Fort Myers, Fla., pursuing his favorite sport of golf and spending time with family.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Piedmont, 1801 Westchester Drive, High Point, N.C. 27262; Archdale Friends Meeting, 114 Trindale Road, Archdale, N.C. 27263; or Springfield Memorial Association, 555 E. Springfield Road, High Point, N.C. 27263.

Arrangements are by Cumby Family Funeral Service in Archdale.

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Published in The Robesonian from Sept. 6 to Sept. 7, 2018