Gene Harris, 62, of Owle’s Nest Drive Cherokee died unexpectedly May 5, 2010 in Abbyville, SC. A native of Swain County, he was born July 2, 1947 to the late Enoch and Fauline Lambert Harris. He was preceded in death by a brother, Boyd Enloe, Jr. and two sisters, Alice Woodard and Wanda Watson. He was a telephone line contractor. He was survived by his wife of 12 years, Ulela Welch Harris; two daughters, Kailey Harris of Whittier, Debbie Newton of Monroe, NC; one son, Scottie Harris and wife Tasha of Lexington, NC; three sisters, Helen Owle and husband, Bob of Cherokee, NC, Macie Middleton of Sylva, NC and Ruth Patterson of Thomasville, NC.; four grandchildren and one great granddaughter.
The funeral service was held Sunday, May 09, 2010 at 2:00 pm at Sunrise House of Worship of which he was a member, with Reverend Tim Dillard and Michael Queen officiating.
Memorials may be made to the Building Fund of Sunrise House of Worship 474 Sunrise Park Sylva, NC 28779.