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James Harris, Sr., age 91 of 11421 Mt. Cross Rd., Danville, VA went to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, May 8, 2017. He was born January 16, 1926 in Okolona, Mississippi to the late George Harris and the late Lina Kinard Harris. James was married to Pattie Thomas Harris who preceded him in death July of 2008. Mr. Harris received his BS degree from St. Paul’s College, his master’s degree from A&T State University and further studies at VA State College & the University of VA. He retired from Pittsylvania County School System where he served as principal of Gretna Jr. High.

Mr. Harris is survived by a daughter, Sandra Rivers (Keith) of Norfolk, VA: five sons, James Harris, Jr. (Deborah) of Axton, VA, Mitchell Harris (Gayle) of Montgomery Village, MD, Michael Harris, Sr. (Sandra) of Danville, VA, Marcus Harris (Daphne) of Cameron, NC and William “Tommy” Harris of Danville: a sister, Barbara Buford of Flint, MI: ten grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Friday, May 12, 2017 at Norris Funeral Services, Inc., West End Chapel, 511 Church Ave., Danville, VA 2454.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m., Saturday, May 13, 2017 at Norris Funeral Services, Inc., West End Chapel with the Rev. Donald Smith officiating. Interment will follow at Danville Memorial Gardens.

Norris Funeral Services, Inc. and Crematory, West End Chapel, 511 Church Ave. Danville is serving the Harris family. Online condolences may be made at www.norrisfuneral.com.


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Friday

12

May

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Norris Funeral Services & Crematory - West End Chapel

511 Church Avenue
Danville, Virginia 24541

Funeral

Saturday

13

May

11:00 AM
Norris Funeral Services & Crematory - West End Chapel

511 Church Avenue
Danville, Virginia 24541

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