Age: 78 Address: Newdale Community Date of Death: Wednesday, January 29, 2014. Arrangements: Yancey Funeral Service
Details: Gail Harris of the Newdale Community, passed away on Wednesday, January 29th, 2014 at his home surrounded by his loving family.
A native of Yancey County, he was a son of the late Dan and Abbie Stevens Harris. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Joyce Woody and brothers: Burl and Garrell Harris; sisters-in-law: Maxie Burgin and Evelyn Hensley; brothers-in-law: Shirrell Buchanan and Jay McKinney. Gail was a member of Blue Rock Baptist Church and was a bulldozer operator for a number of years. He loved to trade horses and be in his garage. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother who was lovingly called “Pap”.
Surviving is his loving wife of 59 years, Lorene Buchanan Harris; daughters: Kim Bryant and husband, Rev. Donnie, of Newdale and Kathy Gouge and husband, Greg, also of Newdale; sons: Dennis Harris and friend, Tim Flight, of Tampa, FL, David Harris and wife, June, of Toronto, KS and Danny Harris and wife, Denise, of Morganton; grandchildren: Joe Bryant and wife, Megan, Jake Bryant and Tyler Washburn; step-grandchildren: Josh Lincolnfelt, Jim Bo Lincolnfelt, Skye McKinney, John Gouge, Holli Gouge and Mackenzie Gouge; step-great grandson, Jase McKinney; sisters: Janet Grindstaff and husband, Jack, of Micaville, Jarvis Wilson and husband, Loki, of Burnsville, Jearleen Roberts and husband, Darrel, of Rome, GA; brother, Dwane Harris and wife, Betty, of Morganton; five sisters-in-law: Ida Harris of Bartlesville, OK, Evelyn Harris of Morganton, Lona Boston and husband, Joe, of Crabtree, Ruby McKinney of Newdale and Pat Buchanan of Morganton; three brothers-in-law: Earl Burgin of South Toe, Jack Hensley of Jacks Creek and Jim Buchanan and wife, Linda, of Spruce Pine. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, February 1st in the Chapel of Yancey Funeral Services. Rev. Kenneth Forbes will officiate. Burial will follow in the Blue Rock Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 12 noon until 2 p.m. prior to the funeral service at the funeral home.
The family would like to say a special thank you to Sandra Staton and all the staff of Hospice of Yancey County and request memorial donations be made to them at 856 Georges Fork Road, Burnsville, NC 28714.
To send online condolences, please visit the website: www.yanceyfuneralservice.com.