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James "Hoyt" Harris

Obituary Date: Monday, March 5, 2018


Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. James “Hoyt” Harris, age 81, of Jefferson, who passed away on Monday, March 5, 2018. Mr. Harris was born in Jefferson, Georgia, a son to his late mother, Blanche Tolbert Harris, his late father, Claiborn Harris and his mother who raised him, the late Doris Langford Harris. Mr. Harris retired from Jefferson Mills, where he performed various duties. Mr. Harris was a member of the Homer United Methodist Church, and was an avid fisherman and hunter. In addition to his parents, Mr. Harris was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 60 years, Sherbie Jean Allen Harris.

Survivors include his daughter, Cindi Harris Cheek and her friend David Kinnard of Commerce; granddaughters and husbands, Kellie and Chris Coulter of Jefferson, Holly and Brendan Hawkins of Maysville, grandson and wife, Rusty and Candis Cheek of Homer; great grandchildren, Parks Cheek, Collin Coulter and Cullen Smith; sisters, Sandra Pruitt, Charlotte Gooch and Shirley Jamison; brothers, Thomas Harris and Jimmy Harris; his favorite niece, Krista “Lulu” Adkins and many much loved nieces, nephews, in-laws and a host of longtime friends and cousins.

The Funeral Service will be held on Friday, March 9, 2018 at 11:00 AM in the Chapel of Evans Funeral Home with Reverend James McLendon officiating. The burial will follow in the Jackson Memorial Park with Daniel Harris, Doug Cheek, Al Adkins, Chris Coulter, Brendan Hawkins and David Kinnard honored as pallbearers.

The visitation will be held on Thursday, March 8, 2018, from 4 – 7 PM at Evans Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Homer United Methodist Church, P.O.Box 37, Homer, GA 30547.

Evans Funeral Home, 1350 Winder Highway, Jefferson, GA 30549. 706-367-5467.

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Funeral Date
03/09/2018 at 11:00AM
Funeral Home
Evans Funeral Home
(706) 367-5467
1350 Winder Hwy, Jefferson 30549