Carthage, NC
Ernest Gray Harris, age 82 of Carthage died Wednesday (April 17, 2013) at the FirstHealth Hospice House in Pinehurst.
Funeral Services will be 2:00 PM Saturday at Bethlehem Baptist Church conducted by the Rev. James Cagle and the Rev. Matthew Privett. Burial will follow with military honors in the church cemetery.
A native of Moore County he was a son of the late Thomas and Catherine McKenzie Harris. He was a US Army Veteran of the Korean War and a lifelong farmer. Ernest was active in Bethlehem Baptist Church where he has served the church in many capacities over the years including: Sunday School Superintendent and teacher, Board of Trustees, Chairman of the Deacons and choir leader.
He is survived by: his wife of 62 years Waddell Christian Harris; daughter Lisa Kruse and husband Richard of Pinehurst; sons Lynn Harris and wife Martha of Carthage, Don Harris of Carthage, Mark Harris and wife Robin of Charlotte, Scott Harris of Alexandria, VA, Doug Harris and wife Theresa of Carthage; sister Ann McRae of Clinton, TN; brothers Lloyd Harris of Aberdeen, Coy Harris of Alexandria, VA, Norman Harris of West End, Johnny Harris of Carthage; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at Fry and Prickett Funeral Home Friday from 6:00 - 8:00 PM and other times at the residence.
Memorials may be made to: Cameron Boys Home, P.O. Box 277, Cameron, NC 28326, or FirstHealth Hospice Foundation, 150 Applecross Road, Pinehurst, NC 28374.
Fry and Prickett Funeral Home is assisting the Harris Family.

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  1. Special thoughts of and prayers for all of you during this time. Ernest was always enthusiastic and encouraging. He will be missed.

  2. I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Earnest; my deepest sympathy to a wonderful family. Ernest was a cousin to be proud of.

  3. I just read the sad news. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Ernest was one of my favorites!

  4. Lynn, we are so sorry to learn about the death of your father. He was a great friend to our family. Jesus mend your broken heart. Love, Faith Bryant and Emily Riggs

  5. I will never forget Ernest Harris!he was a member of the 1999 Land Use Steering Committee and it was my pleasure to get to know him with the help of Charles Hammond. Ernest had quite a sense of humor and I always enjoyed being around him. He had the inter

  6. Thoughts and Prayers for the Harris’ family in this most difficult time. RIP Earnest.
    Farrell Greene
    North Pole, Alaska

  7. Dear Don, Waddell and family,
    Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time. Memories last forever….

  8. We did not know Mr. Harris when we departed from our home to attend his services. Two hours later, we felt as if we knew him intimately, because of the warm eulogies delivered by his children and the very personal comments and observations from the pulpit

  9. What a wonderful, warm and caring man that we were privileged to know back in the 1970s. We send the Harris family our deepest sympathies and ask for God’s encouragement in your lives during the coming days.
    Love from Darryl and Karen Hicks

  10. Mrs. Harris, I was saddened to hear of your husband’s passing. I was fortunate to have been involved in his care while he was hospitalized at Moore Regional Hospital. He was a sweet gentlemen everytime I came to see him and I always looked forward to hear

  11. We are sorry for the loss of your loved one. Mr. Harris.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. The Lord will provide you strength to
    continue your Journey of Grief.
    God’s Peace,
    Staff and Pat Brown, Afterca

  12. I too enjoyed taking care of you husband in the hospital. He had such a great personality and love for life. He always made us smile and laugh during rounds in the morning.
    Misty Pedacchio PA First Health Hospitalist Services

  13. I have known Mr. Ernest Harris all my life, through church, working in tobacco and he was a wonderful friend to my parents, myself and my sons. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with each and every one , Ernest was a wonderful person and raised

  14. To Don, Lynn and the whole Harris family: I am so sorry for your loss, you are in my thoughts and prayers, may you find peace and comfort during this time of sadness in your life and know Gods strength will carry you on! Prayers for you all and sending yo

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