Meridian Star


August 4, 2013

William "Billy" Harrison Harris II

MERIDIAN —     NEWTON – Services for William "Billy" Harrison Harris II will be held today at 3 p.m. at Newton County Funeral Home, South, with the Rev. Brother Joe Garvin officiating. Burial will be in Leaf River Baptist Church Cemetery in Pineville.

    Billy, 66, of Meridian, died Friday, Aug. 2, 2013, at Anderson Regional Medical Center, Meridian. He was born in Meridian on April 11, 1947, and reared in Hero. Billy was a loving husband, father and cousin.
    Survivors include his wife, Betty Harris; mother, Tennie M. Godwin; stepbrother, Jimmy Godwin and wife, Terri; son, Harrison Harris III and wife, Natalie; stepson, Michael Simpson and family; stepdaughters, Brandy McFarland and Kelly McFarland and stepgrandchildren, Kody and Kara; and special family friend, Marion Tranchina.
    He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Harris; and sister, Patricia Parrish.
    In lieu of flowers, the family requests donation to the American Heart Association.

    Pallbearers are Bob Williams, Jack Douglas, Ronnie Todd, Alan Wilson, Jason Williams and Ronnie Myers.
    Visitation will be held today, from 1 p.m.- 2:45 p.m., at the funeral home.

    Family and friends may sign an online guest book at

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