Published 12:00 am Tuesday, September 4, 2007
BATESVILLE–Virginia L. Harris, 90, died Friday, August 31, 2007, at her residence in Batesville.
Services are today at 11 a.m. at Wells Funeral Home. Visitation will be today at 10 a.m. at Wells Funeral Home. Wells Funeral Home has charge.
Harris, born Sept. 10, 1916, in Tallahatchie County to the late John and Lou Dare Little Lofton, was a member of the First Baptist Church. She worked for the Civil Service Army Depot as a telephone operator in Memphis.
She was preceded in death by her husband, George Harris.
Survivors include: one daughter, Rebecca Harris Garner of Portland, Ore.; one son, James Harris of Memphis; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
BATESVILLE–Carl B. Cecil, 82, died peacefully on August 27, 2007 at Christopher’s Assisted Living in Holly Springs. Mr. Cecil was born in Cumberland Md., November 24, 1924 to the late Bernard and Mary Hite Cecil. He was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Anna Lee Walsh Cecil, four bothers, Leo, Homer, Joe and Dick and one sister Helen Cuff. He volunteered for service at age 18 and served during WW II with the 99th Infantry, surviving the Battle of the Bulge, Rhineland and Remagen. Mr. Cecil retired as a supervisor from Pittsburgh Plate Glass Co. He spent his time after retirement enjoying his friends and family, making people laugh with songs and stories because, he never met a stranger. He was a member of the Batesville Lions Club, V.F.W and St. Mary’s Catholic Church. He is survived by son Carl B. Cecil Jr. and wife Barbara of Boiling Springs, PA; daughter CarolAnn Spencer and husband Larry of Nesbit, MS; four grandchildren, Marlisa Spencer Isgro of Cincinnati, Ohio; Christopher Cecil of Shermansdale, PA; LeAnna Spencer Ferguson of Memphis; and Kevin Cecil of Boiling Springs, PA; five great-grandchildren, Tristan Ferguson, Spencer Ferguson, Abigail Ferguson, Sam Spencer Isgro and Ava Isgro.
The Memorial Service and burial will be held at Rocky Gap Veterans Cemetery in Flintstone, MD on Friday September 7th at 3 p.m. followed by a reception and dinner in Cresaptown, MD.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations are made in Carl’s name to the St. Mary’s Catholic Church Building Fund, Batesville.