Meridian Star


March 6, 2011

Billy Joe Harris


    Graveside services for Billy Joe Harris will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Meehan Cemetery, with Reverend Jim Smith officiating.  Burial will be in Meehan Cemetery with Robert Barham Family Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

    Mr. Harris, 76, of the Meehan Community, died Friday, March 4, 2011 at his residence. He was born in Meehan, MS, on February 14, 1935.

    He was a retired construction worker and a Master Mason, member of Lodge 138, Shriner and a longtime member of the Meridian Moose Lodge.

    Survivors include his sons, Billy Hilton Harris and his wife Lisa, Derwin Neal Harris and his wife Tammy; grandchildren, Chris Harris and his wife Amanda, Patrick Harris, Shelby Harris,  Sarah Harris, Noah Harris, and Caleb James “CJ” Harris, all of Meehan; brother, Raymond  Noah Harris and his wife Betty; several cousins, nieces and nephews; and special friend, Sylvia Compton.

    He was preceded in death by his parents, Noah Hilton Harris and Sarah Evelyn Martin Harris; wife, Mary Lou Willingham Harris; son, Ervin Joe Harris; brothers, Martin Harris, Mack Harris, and Leroy Harris;  and sister, Ella Jean Harris Hayes.

    Pallbearers will be, Chris Harris, Patrick Harris, Noah Harris, CJ Harris, Lee Martin, Ray Martin, Kevin Garner and Pete Ethridge.

    Family and friends may sign the online guestbook at

    Visitation will be held Sunday, 4-7 P.M. at the funeral home.

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