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Benjamin Franklin Harris

January 31, 1928 — August 19, 2017

Nahunta-Benjamin “Bennie” Franklin Harris, 89 of Nahunta, passed away Saturday morning (August 19, 2017) at his residence following an extended illness.

Born in Raybon, GA his parents were William Patrick Harris and Genie Phoebonia Lewis Harris. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Ruby Mae Lane Harris, 3 sons, Tommy Harris, Dennie Harris, and Donnie Harris, 3 step-sons, Kenneth Lewis, Randy Roberson, and Lacy Lewis.

Mr. Bennie was a self-employed logger for many years before he had to retire and he was of the Baptist faith. He loved logging, saw milling, and gardening.

Survivors include his 7 children and their spouses, Linda Lewis Harris, of Nahunta, Dwain Lewis (Belinda) of Blackshear, Jonell Roberson, of Nahunta, Vicki Darcel Roberson Tugend (Ron) of Blackshear, set of twins, Patsy Mae Harris Altman (Ronald), of Brunswick, Benny Ray Harris of Nahunta, and Ruby Ann Sawyer (Tim), of Nahunta;daugher-in-law, Kay Lewis of Decatur; 12 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren, 6 great great grandchildren, 10 step-grandchildren, 21 step-great grandchildren, 1 step-great great grandchild; and also several nieces, nephews, and other relatives and a host of friends.

Visitation will be held Monday evening, (August 21, 2017) starting at 6PM at Frye Funeral Home, Nahunta.

A graveside service will be held Tuesday morning (August 22, 2017) at 11AM at Rob Lewis Cemetery with Rev. Jerry Johns officiating. Visitation will be held one prior to the service.

Pallbearers will be Ronald Ray Altman, Jr., Benjamin Sawyer, Chris Keller, Jr., Zach Fussell, Jason Bedgood, and Wayne Harris.

Family and pallbearers are asked to be at the cemetery Tuesday by 9:45AM.

The family will be receiving friends at Mr. Harris’s residence at 172 Pat Harris Rd. Nahunta, GA 31553

Arrangements are with Frye Funeral Home, Nahunta.

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