Bobby Joe Harris

Born: Wed., Oct. 26, 1932
Died: Thu., Aug. 24, 2006

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Bobby Joe Harris, age 73, of Eatonton, Georgia, died on Thursday, August 24, 2006 at Athens Regional Medical Center. Son of the late Arline Harris and Myrtle Williams Harris, Bobby was born on October 26, 1932, in Ben Hill County, Georgia. He graduated from Fitzgerald High School in 1952 and attended the University of Georgia Extension in Atlanta which is now Georgia State University. He served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict from 1954 until 1956. He was a Production Supervisor with Nabisco in Atlanta, Chicago and St. Louis for thirty-eight years. After retiring in 1989 he continued as a consultant for five more years. They have lived in Eatonton since July of 1991.

Bobby is survived by his wife, Sudie Hall Harris, of Eatonton, GA; three sons, Stanley Harris and wife Carole of Memphis, TN, Mercer Harris of Bethlehem, GA and Douglas Harris and wife Donna of Suwanee, GA; three sisters, Sue East of Dublin, GA, Faye Burns of Lithonia, GA and Joyce Williams of Conyers, GA; two brothers, James Harris of Fitzgerald, GA and Don Harris of Marietta, GA; six grandchildren, Elizabeth Harris, Brendon Harris, Evelyn Harris, Patricia Harris, Sarah Harris and Chandler Harris; and a host of other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his brother, Johnny Harris.

Funeral Services will be held Monday, August 28, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. at McCommons Chapel with Rev. Bill Kitchen and Hugh Harris officiating. Graveside Services will be at 1:30 p.m. at the Georgia Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Milledgeville, GA. Serving as pallbearers are Douglas Harris, Mercer Harris, Stanley Harris, Eric Harris, Robert "Bubba" East Jr. and Brendon Harris. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Sunday night and from 10:00 a.m. until time for the service on Monday at the funeral home. The family requests that any memorials be made to The American Heart Association, P. O. Box 672648, Marietta, GA 30006. 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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Mark Harris
   Posted Sat August 26, 2006
Aunt Sudie, Stan, Doug and Mercer, Kathy and I want to express our deep sympathy to you on your great loss. Uncle Bobby was a great uncle and I will miss him dearly. It is with great sadness that we can not attend but please know you are in our prayers. May God bless ya'll in this great time of sadness. Nephew & Cousin, Mark Harris

Joyce Pope
   Posted Mon August 28, 2006
Sudie, I was out of town this weekend and was saddened when Mike told me you had called with such bad news. I wish there was something I could say to make it better. You are in my thoughts and prayers. I am so, so sorry. Joyce Pope

Nancy Gilman
   Posted Mon August 28, 2006
Dear Sudie and family, Am so sorry to hear of your loss. I will continue to lift you and your family up in prayer. Sincerely, Nancy Gilman