Richard T. Harris, 90, of Southern Pines, NC, died on Sunday, April 26 2015.  

A visitation will be held 6-8 PM Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at Powell Funeral Home, 160 East New Hampshire Ave., Southern Pines, NC and at 1:00 PM in the church fellowship hall prior to the service.

Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 PM Thursday, April 30, 2015 at First Baptist Church, 200 East New York Ave., Southern Pines, NC, officiated by Rev. David Helms and Rev. Benny Edwards.  Burial with military honors will follow at Bethesda Cemetery in Aberdeen, NC.

He was a US Navy veteran of WWII.  He attended Wake Forest College and graduated from Cincinnati School of Embalming.  He owned and operated Harris Funeral Service in Eden, NC.  After retiring, he moved to Southern Pines to work with Powell Funeral Home where he was still actively employed.

Preceded in death by his wife, Grizzelle E. Harris, he is survived by his children, Macie H. Kimball and husband, Rick, of Charleston, SC, Nancy H. Craven and husband, Tommy, of Raleigh, Ernest L. Harris of Charleston, SC, and Melvin Read Harris and wife, Sandy, of Smith Mountain Lake, VA.  His grandchildren are Holt Craven, Marylou Rawling and husband, Joe, Will Craven and wife, Caroline, Kelly Kimball, Hunter Harris, and great-grandson, Daniel Rawling.

Memorials can be made to First Baptist Church Building Fund, 200 East New York Ave., Southern Pines, NC 28387and FirstHealth Hospice, 150 Applecross Road, Pinehurst, NC 28374

Powell Funeral Home and Crematory of Southern Pines is serving the Harris Family.


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  1. I was so sorry to hear of Dick’s death. He and Zell were always great friends of our family. We could always call on Dick if we needed help on a funeral and were always happy to help him any way we could. He was always a true southern gentleman.

  2. So sorry to hear of Dick’s passing. I got to know Dick when I worked with Investors Heritage Life Ins. Co. and I called on Powell Funeral Home. He was always a pleasant & great person to be around. I thought of him as a dear friend and a great asset to Po

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