The Rev. Edward Frank Harris Jr., 44, of Clermont, has died.
He was the son of Augusta Harris, Maplesville, Ala., and Edward Harris, Valdosta. Born in Montgomery Ala., Rev. Harris had lived in Valdosta for four and a half years before moving to Gainesville. He was the Youth Pastor at the Pendergrass Baptist Church. Before coming to Gainesville, he had pastored a number of churches and was a Chaplin for Compassionate Hospice. He was a member of First Baptist Church, Gainesville.
Survivors in addition to his parents, include his wife, Tami Harris, Clermont; daughter, Anna Catherine Harris, Clermont; sons, Durham Harris and Jonathan Harris, both of Clermont; sisters, Deborah Bartlett, Huntsville, Ala., Cecilia Bryant, Huntsville, Ala.; brothers, Gerald L'Ecuyer, Maplesville, Ala., Roger L'Ecuyer, Selma, Ala.; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Ken and Harriet Carnes, Suwanee; and a number of nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers a college fund for the children will be set up and donations may be sent to Compassionate Hospice, 2565 Thompson Bridge Rd., Suite 112, Gainesville, Ga. 30501.
Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, December 4, 2008, at the First Baptist Church on Green Street with Dr. Bill Coates and the Rev. Kevin Burgess officiating. Burial will follow in the Alta Vista Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Little & Davenport Funeral Home on Wednesday, December 3, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m.
Little & Davenport Funeral Home, Gainesville, is in charge of arrangements.