Luecita Crain Harris, age 95, Flag Pond passed away Wednesday, September 2, 2015 in the Mountain Ridge Health and Rehab following a lengthy illness. She was a lifelong resident of Unicoi County and a daughter of the late Lattie Raegan and Martha Edwards Crain. Mrs. Harris had been employed by Industrial Garment as a seamstress for sixteen years. She was a member of the Higgins Chapel Baptist Church and became a Christian at the age of ten. Mrs. Harris loved going to church, gardening, reading and sewing. Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Wade Estil Harris on June 23, 1982; sisters: Pansy Mashburn, Dullie Edwards, Atlas Anderson, Verna Edwards and two infant sisters; brothers: Paul Crain, Floyd Crain and one infant brother.
Mrs. Harris leaves behind to cherish her memories, two daughters: Imogene Griffin and husband, Bud of Old Fort, NC; Jennifer Briggs and husband, Dwight of Flag Pond; two granddaughters: Wadean Vess and husband, Aaron of Old Fort, NC; Rhonda Edge and husband, Jack of Morganton, NC; one great granddaughter, Ashley Vess McKinney and husband, Ricky and great-great granddaughter, Kenzley Hope McKinney; several nieces and nephews also survive.
The family will receive friends Saturday, September 5, 2015 from 2:00 P. M. until the hour of service at the Higgins Chapel Baptist Church, Flag Pond. Maurice and Willie Higgins will ring the church bell ninety-five times prior to the 3:00 P. M. funeral service. Reverend Ed Rice, Reverend Logan Buchanan and Reverend Aaron Vess will officiate. Music will be provided by members of the Higgins Chapel Choir. Pallbearers will be David Pate, Eddie Crain, Tony Anderson, Coy Lee Harris, Charles Harris, Norman Edwards and Doug Edwards. Interment will follow in the Upper Higgins Creek Cemetery.
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Robert Ledford Funeral Home, 720 Ohio Avenue, Erwin, is privileged to serve the Harris family. (423) 743-1380.