By December 16, 2016

Obituary for Ralph Edward Harris ……..

Mr. Ralph Edward Harris, age 78, of Washington County Florida passed away December 14, 2016 at his home. He was born August 24, 1938 in Caryville, Florida. Mr. Harris was preceded in death by his father, Horace Edward Harris and his mother, Lela Asenath Wells Harris.

Mr. Harris is survived by his wife of 55 years, Melba Harris of Caryville, FL; one son, Bridgman Harris and wife Elizabeth of Pansey, AL; one daughter, Abigail Chambliss and husband David of Malvern, AL; two brothers, Kenneth Harris and wife Mary of Pensacola, FL and Howard Harris and wife Brenda of Caryville, FL; five grandchildren, Scott Clay and Casey, Candi Royal and Dillon, Heath Clay and Celeste, Kelli Hardy and Morgan, Maggie Chambliss; five great-grandchildren, Drew Clay, Hannah Clay, Kaden Royal, Tristan Hardy, Alice Grace Chambliss; numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will held 2:00 PM Saturday, December 17, 2016, at Bethel Primitive Baptist Church. Interment will follow in the Bethel Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery with Peel Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

The family would like to thank the staff of Southeast Alabama Medical Center and Emerald Coast Hospice for the excellent care they gave to Ralph.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to Emerald Coast Hospice, 1330 South Blvd, Chipley, FL 32428 or Bethel Primitive Baptist Church, 1387 Wells Road, Bonifay, FL 32425.

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