Oct. 26, 2013 @ 05:00 AM


TARBORO — Meader Williams “Red” Harriss Jr. passed away Thursday, October 24, 2013 at his residence in Tarboro, NC.

He was the son of the late Meader Williams Harriss and Beulah Goldston Harriss of Sanford, NC. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 63 years, Blanna Brower Harriss; an infant son, John Gregory Harriss, and a sister, Lillian Harriss.

He attended Duke University and was a graduate of the Stonier School of Banking at Rutgers University. During World War II, he served as an Intelligence Officer and later was a sergeant in the US Army Air Corps. After leaving the Army, his entire career was spent in banking in Sanford and Lumberton, NC. He served as Executive Vice President and Board Member of the National Bank of Sanford and later as Senior Vice-President, Corporate Secretary and Member of the Board of Southern National Bank.

He was active in community affairs in Sanford and Lumberton. Among these activities, he served on the Sanford City School Board. An avid reader, he was a founding Board Member of the Friends of the Lee County Library. He was an active member of St. Luke United Methodist Church of Sanford and Chestnut Street United Methodist Church of Lumberton serving on the Finance Committee and Administrative Boards of both churches. A particular love of his was teaching Sunday School to high school students. In retirement, he and Blanna were active volunteers with Central Carolina Hospital Auxiliary and the American Red Cross. After their move to Tarboro, NC in 2002, they became members of First United Methodist Church in Rocky Mount where he was a weekly office volunteer.

Mr. Harriss is survived by his son, W. Lee Harriss and wife Sylvia of Rocky Mount; his daughter, Dr. K Michie Harriss Dew and husband, the Rev. Frank Dew, of Greensboro, and four grandchildren: M. Cooper Harriss and wife Sarah of Pittsburgh, PA, Meader W. Harriss, III and wife Jennifer of Edenton, David Dew of Greensboro and Christie Dew Hartman and husband Adam of New Albany, OH. He is also survived by three great-grandchildren, Eva, Vivian and O.R. Harriss, and a sister, Dorothy H. Brower of Hope Mills.

The family greatly appreciates the support of the Fountains of the Albemarle community and staff for their excellent care and genuine affection for our parents.

A funeral service will be held Saturday, October 26, at 11 a.m. in the chapel of First United Methodist Church in Rocky Mount. A graveside service will be conducted at 3:30 p.m. at the Buffalo Cemetery in Sanford. Both services will be conducted by his son-in-law, Rev. Frank Dew, and Rev. Tom Greener. The family will receive guests following each service.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to First United Methodist Church of Rocky Mount, the Harriss Youth House at St. Luke United Methodist Church in Sanford, or New Creation Community Presbyterian Church in Greensboro.

Arrangements are by Carlisle Funeral Home, Inc. of Tarboro.

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SANFORD — A.C. Childress, 73, of Sanford died Friday, Oct. 25, 2013, at his residence.

Mr. Childress was born in Moore County on April 16, 1940, to the late Floyd L. Childress and Mary Oldham Childress. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers Alfred, Guthrie and Vernie Ray Childress. He was a retired US Mail Carrier.

Surviving relatives include his wife, Janet Doby Childress of the home; son, Duane Childress and wife Gina of Lemon Springs; a stepson Edward O. Doby of Tramway; daughters, Cindy Stott and husband Greg of Lemon Springs, Bonnie Blackman and husband Barry of Waxhaw, Mollie Parker of Lemon Springs; stepdaughters, Brenda Ross of Cameron, Linda Sloan and husband Billy of Sanford, Patricia D. Douglas and husband John of Moncure; 14 grandchildren, Nic Stott, Danielle Ryser, Kayla Childress, Chasity Davis, Josh Davis, Zachery Doby, Ethan O. Doby, Joshua Womble, Brandon Ross, Amye Ross, Clinton Sloan, Cody Sloan, Peyton Sloan and Abby Douglas; three great-grandchildren, Sophia Ross, Bryson Smith and Gavin Comer.

The family will receive friends Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home.

The funeral will be held Sunday, Oct. 27 at 3 p.m. at Lemon Springs Baptist Church with the Rev. Andy Foley and the Rev. Wayne O'Quinn presiding. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

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SANFORD — Goldie Ann Crissman Pallone Ebinal, 84, died Wednesday (10/23/13) at her residence.

She was born in Vandergrift, Pa., on Aug. 8, 1929, to the late Harry S. Crissman and Martha M. Slagle Crissman. She was preceded in death by her husband, James C. Pallone; brothers, Robert Crissman, Jay Crissman and Homer Crissman and by an infant sister. She owned and operated a small business specializing in making garments for the handicapped.

She is survived by two sons, Michael J. Pallone and wife Barbara of East Palatka, Fla. and Francis P. Pallone of St. Augustine, Fla.; two daughters, Claudia A. Foulk and husband Vincent of Sanford and Santina M. Zoruba and husband Timothy of Doylestown, Ohio; two brothers, Leroy Crissman and wife Patricia of Spring Church, Pa. and Jimmy Crissman and wife Anna of Beaumont, Texas; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

There will be a memorial service at a later date.

Memorials may be made to Amedisys Hospice, 2609 Duke St., Suite 102, Durham, N.C. 27704 or CARA, Carolina Animal Rescue & Adoption, P.O. Box 2642, Sanford, N.C. 27331-2642.

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Arrangements by Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home, Inc.