Originally created 02/19/01

Mrs. Esther Harris



HEPHZIBAH - Mrs. Esther Pearl Harris, 80, of Fulcher Road, died Saturday, Feb. 17, 2001, at Burke County Regional Medical Center, Waynesboro.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at DeLoach Funeral Home with the Rev. Alan Weaver officiating. Burial will be in Bellevue Memorial Gardens, Grovetown.

Mrs. Harris, a native of Adrien, Mo., had retired as a sales clerk from Nortons Fish and Poultry and was a member of Richmond County Senior Friends and Hephzibah Church of God.

The family said: "Mrs. Harris moved to Richmond County 21 years ago from San Jose, Calif. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Harris, in 1990."

Survivors include a son, Walter Harris Jr., Reno, Nev.; a daughter, Gladys M. Toole, Hephzibah; two sisters, Dorothy Burrescia, Central Point, Ore., and Helen Bartel, La Habra, Calif.; and six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Aaron P. Battle, Danny R. Zerbel, Darryl A. Zerbel, Jimmy L. Mize Jr., Stephen D. Zerbel and Glenn A. Battle.

Memorials may be made to: Hephzibah Church of God Building Fund, Georgia Highway 88, Hephzibah, GA 30815.

Friends may call at the funeral home.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.