James Bernard Harris

James Bernard Harris, 94, of 134 Dagnall Circle and husband of Carolyn Crawford Harris, passed away at his home on Friday, May 9, 2014.

Born in Laurens, he was a son of the late Clarence and Bessie Lynch Harris.  Mr. Harris was retired from Clinton Mills and also worked as a Bailiff at the Laurens County Courthouse.  A member of Second Baptist Church for over 80 years, he was a member of the Grange Cothran Sunday School Class.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by:  his children, Linda Harris Chaney, Bruce Simmons and wife Brenda, Wayne Simmons and wife Belinda, Susan Chaney and husband Fred, and Keith Simmons and wife Angie; brother, Joe Harris; 15 grandchildren; and 21 great grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his first wife, Margaret Harvey Harris, a daughter Brenda Wilson, and brothers, Gene, Roy, and John.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am, Monday, May 12, 2014, at Second Baptist Church, conducted by Rev. J.D. Shiflet and Rev. Dan Compton with burial in Forest Lawn Cemetery.

The family will be at the residence and will receive friends at The Kennedy Mortuary from 6:00 to 8:00 pm on Sunday, May 11, 2014.

The family also wishes to express their sincere appreciation to Patty Earle for the loving care she provided during Mr. Harris’ declining health.

Memorials may be made to Second Baptist Church, 416 Fleming St., Laurens, SC 29360 or to Hospice of Laurens Co., P.O. Box 178, Clinton, SC 29325.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.thekennedymortuary.com.