HARRIS Charles Harris 74, Columbus, passed away February 12, 2012, surrounded by his loving family. Charles was born in Gastonia, NC on May 9, 1937, to Robert and Sallie (McCollough) Harris and is preceded in death by his parents, daughter Janet Hall, one brother and five sisters. Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Orajanet (Jenkins) Harris; daughters, Jeanine Leonard, Marcia Pettiford, Tochara Leonard; sons, John Cordell, Derrell Cordell, Allen Cordell, Charles (Juliana) Pettiford; sister, Minnie Boyd; brothers, Willie (Mattie) Harris and Edward Donald Johnson; six grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends. Charles was a veteran of the U.S. Army and worked for the Federal Government. Visitation will be held Monday, February 20, 2012, 5-8 p.m. at NEWCOMER FUNERAL HOME, NE Chapel, 3047 East Dublin Granville Road, Columbus, OH with the Funeral Service on Tuesday, February 21, 2012, 10 a.m. Interment will follow at Dayton National Cemetery, Dayton, OH. Messages of condolence may be left at www.NewcomerColumbus.com.
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Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Feb. 18, 2012