Bro. George Calvin Harris passed away in his home on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2013. Bro. Harris was initiated as an Entered Apprentice on April 13, 1971, passed to the degree of Fellowcraft on May 4, 1971, and raised to the sublime degree of Master Mason on June 8, 1971. Masonic rites will be presented by Franklin Lodge #109 on behalf of Millbrook Lodge #97.
Bro. Harris’ obituary was published by the News & Observer on Oct. 14, 2013, and reads as follows:
George Calvin Harris, 73, of Beaufort, formerly of Raleigh, died Saturday, October 12, 2013, at home.A funeral service will be held at 12 Noon, Tuesday, October 15, at Beaufort Original Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Bob Lowery and Rev. David Vesper officiating. The interment with Masonic Rites will follow at Carteret Memorial Gardens.
He was born in Smithfield, NC on July 20, 1940 to Elzie and Myrtie Jones Harris. Mr. Harris served in the Army National Guard and was a member of Millbrook Masonic Lodge No. 97 in Raleigh. He and his wife owned Millie’s Country Kitchen in Holly Springs and a family care home. Mr. Harris moved to Beaufort 27 years ago where he and his wife own Harris Family Care Home and Wadin Creek Family Care Home in Beaufort.
He is survived by his loving wife of 25 years, Mildred K. Harris; sons, Bill Murray, Jr. and wife, Mary, of Georgetown, SC, Steve Murray and wife, Stephanie, of Holly Springs, NC, and Ronald Murray and wife, Lisa, of Holly Springs, NC; his daughters, Monica Whitehead, and husband, James, of Laurinburg, NC and Erin Eaves and husband, Casey, also of Laurinburg, NC; sisters, Louise Elmore of Wendell, NC and Judy Shirley of Knightdale, NC; brother, Lynwood Harris of Spartanburg, SC; 11 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service.In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Carteret General Hospital Foundation for Hospice/Home Health Fund, P. O. Drawer 1619, Morehead City, NC 28557. The family wishes to thank their many friends and caregivers for their care during George’s illness. A special thank you to Lisa Smith and all the Hospice nurses for their compassionate care.
Arrangements are by Brooks Funeral Home and Crematory Inc. of Morehead City. Access online obituary and Internet condolences through www.brooksfuneralhomeandcrematory.com
Rest in peace, Bro. Harris.