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Emil Rupert Harris

October 17, 1924 - October 2, 2017

Burial Date October 6, 2017

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Emil Rupert Harris,92, of Long Island passed away Monday, October 2, 2017.   He was twice married, first to the late Carolyn Jordan Harris, and second to Arlene Waller Harris of the home.

Mr. Harris was born in Halifax County, October 17, 1924 a son of the late Brace Thornton Harris and Lucy Waller Harris. He was a member of Buffalo Baptist Church, charter member of the North Halifax Volunteer Fire Department, a retired employee of Daystrom Furniture and a farmer.

In addition to his second wife, he is survived by two sons, Edward R. Harris (Debra) of Altavista, Carl R. Harris (Angie) of Republican Grove; two grandsons, Troy E. Harris (Lauren)  of  Lynch Station, James C. Harris of Lawton, Okla.; one great-grandson, Rowan D. Harris; two step-daughters, Nancy Link, Patricia Yancey both of South Boston; three step-grandchildren, Wendy Lowery (Neal), Jennifer Throckmorton (Billy) all of South Boston, Cindy Irby (Adam) of Timberlake, N.C; five step-great grandchildren; one sister, Geraldine H. Mitchell of Richmond.  He was preceded in death by, five brothers; four sisters.

A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, October 6, 2017 at Henderson Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Alfred Rimmer and the Rev. Todd McClure with interment to follow in Ebenezer Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 6 until 7:30 p.m. Thursday, October 5, 2017 at Henderson Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Brookneal and at the residence other times.

Memorial contributions may be made to the North Halifax Volunteer Fire Department.