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New Hope Baptist Church
Monday May 29th, 2017
1:00pm - 2:00pm

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Grace Poe Harris

Grace Murchison Poe Harris, 101 passed away Friday May 26, 2017. Funeral services will be held at 2:00pm Monday at Rogers Pickard Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Buffalo Cemetery.


Mrs. Harris was born in Chatham Co daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. T. Percy Murchison Sr. She was preceded in death by husbands, Richard H. Poe Jr and John H. Harris; a daughter, Sylvia Poe Crowder; brothers, W. Harold Murchison, T. Percy Murchison Jr, Wade Barber Murchison, Robert Merrill Murchison, and Charles Everette Murchison.


Mrs. Harris was a former Worthy Matron of the Sanford Chapter of the Eastern Star, taught Sunday school for many years and was a Girl Scout Leader. During the Great Depression she attended the School of Nursing at Middlesex University in Middlesex, NJ. For many years she worked at the Fabric Center and later Home Fashions, designed head pieces for brides and brides maids, and designed window treatments. She was an avid bridge player and was a member of three different clubs and taught many how to play. She was an avid reader and loved to travel and had visited most of the European Capitals.


Mrs. Harris is survived by her daughter, Cornelia Poe Olive of Sanford; grandchildren, Rick (Pam) Olive of Olivia, Ronald D. Olive of Myrtle Beach, SC, Susan Crowder Peeples, Stephen Crowder and John R Crowder all of Ga; five great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.


The family will greet friends starting at 1:00pm Monday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions can be made to Family Promise of Lee Co., PO Box 2862, Sanford, NC 27331; or to Meals on Wheels of Chatham Co., PO Box 715, Pittsboro, NC 27312.


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I would like to share a comforting Scripture from God's inspired Word, the Bible with the family. Isaiah 41:10 says: "Do not be afraid, for I am with you. Do not be anxious, for I am your God. I will fortify you, yes, I will help you, I will really hold on to you with my right hand of righteousness". Please accept my sincere condolences. Always remember Jehovah God loves you and he cares for you! (Psalm 36:7; 1 Peter 5:7) jw.org

Rachel Morton Jun 7 2017 12:00 AM

Cornelia, my heartfelt condolences. I have wonderful memories of visiting your sweet mom at the farm. She was so gracious, a true Southern lady who will definitely be missed by her loving family and friends. Wishing you peace and the comfort of special memories of your life with her. Carol

Carol Schlueter Jun 4 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Grace Poe Harris

Jack and Betty Oldham(Oak Island) Jun 2 2017 12:00 AM

Cornelia, so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Charlene Gaster Jun 1 2017 12:00 AM

We are sorry to hear that a wonderful lady has departed from Goldston. She was a sweet lady and always so gracious. She was a very interesting person as we dropped off her mealsBernie and Carole Smith

Bernard and Carole Smith May 30 2017 12:00 AM

My deepest condolences for the loss of your dear loved one. While nothing will completely take away your grief by meditating on Gods promises found in the Bible you can find real hope and the strength to keep going. My family and I have found the scripture at Isaiah 25:8 to be especially comforting. Here it promises that God "will swallow up death forever and the Sovereign Lord Jehovah will wipe away the tears from all faces."

H. Fields May 28 2017 12:00 AM

I know my grandma and your mom are so glad to finally see each other again!
She was such a special lady. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Donna Thomas May 28 2017 12:00 AM