Brown Harris

Marvin Brown Harris, 86 of Decatur, died Friday, December 7, 2012.

Funeral services will be held at 10 A.M. , on Monday, December 10, 2012 at Newton County Funeral Home North in Newton with Rev. Mark Vincent officiating. Burial will be in Newton County Memorial Gardens.

Visitation will be held from 6 P.M. - 8 P.M. at Newton County Funeral Home North on Sunday, December 9, 2012.

Newton County Funeral Home of Newton, MS is in charge of arrangements. 601-635-3200

He was a lifelong resident of Newton County, served his country during World War II in the Marine Corps. He was a member of Clarke-Venable Baptist Church. He was retired from the Newton Company where he worked as a sewing machine mechanic. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and playing golf as long as his health permitted. He was a charter member of the Decatur Country Club. He was a dedicated husband, and a wonderful father to his children and their spouses and their children.

He was preceded in death by his wife: Mary Bailey Harris; his parents: Gressett and Fannie Freeman Harris; and his brother: Doris Harris

Survivors include sons: Britt Harris & wife Tina, of Decatur; Gary Harris & wife Natalie of Tupelo, daughter: Paula Dickson & husband David of Terry; 4 Grandchildren: Lindsay Dickson White, Andy Dickson, Paul Harris, and Michaela Harris; sister: Ruth Wells of Ellisville ; numerous nieces & nephews

Pallbearers will be Gus Vallas, Danny McGee, Don Cooper, Donald "Birddog" Walters, Rodis Shealy, and Robert Munn.

Memorials may be made to the Gideons International, Inc., P.O. Box 297, Newton, MS 39345.

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