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Paul Lewis Harris
Birth: May 5, 1927
Pee Dee
Montgomery County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Feb. 17, 2013
San Jose
Duval County
Florida, USA

Funeral services for Paul Lewis Harris (85) of Jacksonville, Florida were held 12:00 p.m., Monday, February 25, 2013 in the chapel of Prestwood Funeral Home with Rev. Gene Hodges officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow in Stoney Fork Baptist Church Cemetery, Mt. Gilead, North Carolina. Mr. Harris was born on May 5, 1927 in Pee Dee, Montgomery County, North Carolina, son of the late William Sidney Harris and the former Cora Helen Davis. On the evening of February 17, 2013, the Lord called Paul home. Paul attended Montgomery County schools and was a 1944 graduate of Mount Gilead High School. He was note as the "best all around" superlative and was known by the nickname "preacher." He served in the U.S. Army during WWII until his honorable discharge. After his service, he relocated to Wilmington, North Carolina to be with his father. There he met his wife-to-be, living across the street. He worked for the National Biscuit Company and then the Atlantic Coastline Railroad. He was transferred to Jacksonville, Florida due to the relocation of ACL RR headquarters. He attended San Jose Baptist Church and was an ordained deacon of the church. He retired from Seaboard Systems Railroad (now CSX) on January 1, 1985 with more than 35 years of service. He enjoyed his long retirement life with his wife and family. He is survived by: son, Kevin D. Harris (Gloria); three granddaughters, Sharon Harris Lee, Megan B. Harris and Kristen L. Harris; grandson, Kevin Brian Harris (Jordan); two great grandchildren, Jackson T. Lee and Hannah G. Lee; brother, Herbert W. Harris (Betty Ann); several nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

ADDITIONAL BIO FROM SON KEVIN DWIGHT HARRIS: Paul was the President of the Student Council at Mount Gilead High School his senior year. The student council was for the entire school not just his class year. Paul married the former Mildred Arlene Auld on April 16, 1949 in Wilmington, NC. During his employment with the ACL/SCL/Seaboard Systems Railroads (now CSX) he mostly worked as a Chief Clerk(management) in Personnel but later worked in Labor Relations as Office Manager. He personally knew many of the railroad presidents including the late Prime Osborn for which the convention center in Jacksonville, FL is named for. According to the Railroad Retirement Board Paul had 37.4 years of creditable service. Paul was always proud of his railroad career. He was a great, kind and loving father to me. I miss him but know he is happy with Mama in his place with the Lord in Heaven. 
 
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 Parents:
  William Sidney Harris (1888 - 1973)
  Cora Helen Davis Harris (1895 - 1941)
 
 Spouse:
  Mildred Arlene Auld Harris (1930 - 2008)
 
 Siblings:
  Burl J. Harris (1916 - 2005)*
  Mary Alice Harris Williams (1918 - 2004)*
  Paul Lewis Harris (1927 - 2013)
  Herbert William Harris (1929 - 2015)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Stoney Fork Baptist Church Cemetery
Mount Gilead
Montgomery County
North Carolina, USA
 
Created by: Kevin Dwight Harris
Record added: Feb 23, 2013
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Paul Lewis Harris
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RIP
- Arlene
 Added: Apr. 5, 2015
Thank you
- Thousandwinds
 Added: Feb. 27, 2013
US ARMY WWII
- Susan
 Added: Feb. 24, 2013
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