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James Conway Harris, Sr.

November 11, 1934 — January 9, 2020

James Conway Harris, Sr.

James Conway Harris, Sr. of Halifax, VA passed away January 9, 2020.  He was born in Halifax County on November 11, 1934 and was 85 years of age. He was the son of the late Samuel Hodnett “Buddy” Harris and the late Alice Wilborn Harris. He was married to Myra Jane Fackler Harris who survives.


He attended Berry Hill Presbyterian Church. Conway was drafted into the United States Army in 1955 and served during the Korean Conflict. Afterwards he joined the Virginia National Guard where he reached the rank of First Sergeant and retired in 1994.  He was a true patriot with love for his country, his family and his friends. In Conway’s working career he worked at Jack’s Place, Centerville Dodge later Puckett Auto Sales and then Powell Funeral Home where he excelled. He coached Halifax Dixie Youth Baseball for 28 years. Conway will be remembered as a devoted husband, father and friend who was known for his humility, caring nature, kindness, integrity, honesty and his endearing smile.


James Conway Harris, Sr. is survived by:

His Wife

Myra Jane F. Harris of Halifax

His Children

James Conway “Chip” Harris, Jr. and his wife Julie of Richmond

Caroline Shelton Harris (Donald) of Glen Allen, VA

Samuel Craig Harris and wife Blair of Charlotte

Hope Harris Merricks and husband Jason of Danville

Six Grandchildren

Tyler Hunt, Chandler Harris, Alice and Sarah Merricks, Jane Conway Harris, and Katherine Harris


Marshall B. Harris and wife Teresa of South Boston

Margaret Harris Harbin and husband Charles of York, SC

Special Sister-in-law

Beth Fackler Woods

***Preceded in death by***


William H. Harris and Charles T. Harris


A funeral service will be held Saturday, January 11, 2020 at 2:00 P.M. at Powell Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Betsy Soto, Rev. Jack Stewart and Rev. Dr. Roger Wilborne officiating. Burial to follow in Berry Hill Presbyterian Church Cemetery with Military Rites.


The family will receive friends Friday, January 10 from 6:00 until 8:30 P.M. at Powell Funeral Home and other times at his home, 56 Snead Lane, Halifax, VA.


For memorials please consider the Halifax County Cancer Association, P.O. Box 1891, Halifax, VA 24558.


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Arrangements are by: Powell Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 1603 Wilborn Ave., South Boston, VA 24592.

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