Joseph Llewallyn Harris

Born: Fri., Jul. 26, 1946
Died: Sat., Mar. 2, 2013

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Joseph Llewallyn Harris of Covington, GA died Saturday, March 2, 2013 at Newton Regional Medical Center after a brief illness. The son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Dixon Harris, he was born in Atlanta, GA and grew up in Decatur, graduating from Decatur High School.

An independent businessman, Joe was a member of Pace Masonic Lodge #338 in Covington and served on the Board of Trustees for the Virgil P. Warren Foundation.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother John Dixon Harris, Jr. Survivors include his partner, Rebecca Hodge Hart of the home, daughter, Lisa Vanosdale of Knoxville, TN and nephews, John Dixon Harris, III of Kings Mountain, NC and Stuart Higgins Harris of Greensboro, GA and two half-brothers, Richard M. Harris of Gainesville, GA and J. Warren Harris of Scottsdale, AZ.

An avid outdoorsman, Joe enjoyed fishing and golf and lived life with great zeal and endless energy. He will be remembered as a warm, kind and fun spirit with a magnetic personality by his many lifelong friends who were his prize possession and who will remain his continuing legacy as he touched the hearts and souls of anyone who knew him. He did not know a stranger, and those who met him were always better for the experience.

Graveside Services will be held Saturday, March 9, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at the Greensboro City Cemetery, Memorial Drive, Greensboro, GA 30642 with Rev. Ed Nelson Officiating. Those wishing to participate in the procession may meet at McCommons Funeral Home at 1 pm. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at to sign the online guest register.

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Elaine Cantrell
   Posted Sat March 02, 2013
So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are for his family and friends. Elaine & Terry Cantrell

Karen Caldwell Gaughan
   Posted Sun March 03, 2013
...from an old hymn: "Precious memories, how they linger, how they ever flood my soul." Peace be with you, ol pal.

Frances Peek
   Posted Sun March 03, 2013
Joe Harris was one of the best friends I have ever had in my life. He is definitely going to be missed. My prayers go out to your family. God Bless.

Adeline Turman
   Posted Sun March 03, 2013
May you rest in peace while your smile and laughter live with us forever. You will be missed. Adeline Turman

Rip Rhyne
   Posted Sun March 03, 2013
I will always remember him for being so kind to me when I first moved to Green county. He became one of my favorite friends for over 30 years. I will miss him. Gods speed Joe!

tiffany rucker
   Posted Mon March 04, 2013
Joe you was a wonderful person and a great man to my grandmother. You will be missed by many. You will never be forgotten. We will always love you Joe Harris. R.I.P

Bob Rainwater
   Posted Mon March 04, 2013
He was a special guy. If you knew him you loved him.

   Posted Mon March 04, 2013
I will forever miss that laugh, that smile and most of all that kind heart. I love you Joe and will miss you more than words can know..<3

Nancy Rutledge
   Posted Mon March 04, 2013
Uncle Joe, I will always cherish the memories of our childhood growing up and spending Summers in Greensboro. My thoughts and prayers are with Rebecca.

Mike Floyd
   Posted Mon March 04, 2013
He was always full of love and good cheer. One of a few I called a close friend. Prayers to family and friends, he is missed more than words can tell.

Angela Samds
   Posted Tue March 05, 2013
Joe, you brought joy and love to my family for many years. We know your love will be with us forever. Thank you, Papaw Joe for sharing you life with us! 7We love and miss you always. Love, the Sands Family.

Barry Bailey
   Posted Tue March 05, 2013
From our days together back at DHS to the present, you were always a most sincere and faithful friend. Never did a cross word pass between us. You will be missed greatly, by many, old friend. Deepest condolences to Rebecca.

Sara and Greg Portman
   Posted Tue March 05, 2013
Dear Ol' Friend, we'll miss all the great time we had for over 40 years. You were like a brother to me. Great memories.

Bill Henry
   Posted Wed March 06, 2013
Rest in Peace Joe. You always had a smile on your face and brought smiles and laughter wherever you went. You will be missed by many. Until we meet again...

Lester Bryan
   Posted Thu March 07, 2013
Prayers and sympathy to the family. I have many good memories of Joe and John when we were young.

Rosalyn Thomas Dixon
   Posted Mon March 11, 2013
So sorry about Joe, was so shocked when I heard he was so sick, because I had seen him several months earlier,at a Bridge Dedication for John B. Box, in Greensboro,Ga. and he looked fine. My prayers are with his Family. May he Rest In Peace. Rosalyn Thomas Dixon PO Box 273 Greensboro, Ga. 30642

   Posted Fri May 17, 2013
"Get on up there, Cincinnati!" For all the good times up on Black Mountain, thank you Joe.