Olive Mae Gregory Harris, age 84, of 133 Stepping Stone Lane, Hillsboro, Kentucky, passed away Saturday
evening, June 21, 2003, at her residence.
She was born on March 18, 1919, in Rowan County, Kentucky, and was the daughter of the late James
Matthew Gregory and Mary Tennie Caudill Gregory. Her husband, Carless D. Harris, preceded her in death on
She is survived by five sons, Dallas Ray Harris of Flemingsburg, Kentucky, Donnie Wayne Harris of Maysville,
Kentucky, Carl Adrian Harris of Georgetown, Kentucky, Samuel Justen Harris of Nicholasville, Kentucky, and
Danny Lee Harris of Hillsboro, Kentucky; four daughters, Betty Jean McKee and Mary Louella Sexton, both of
Flemingsburg, Kentucky, Shirley Ann Tolliver of Frankfort, Kentucky, and Debra Lynn Harris of Hillsboro,
Kentucky, who was her mother’s caregiver for 22 months; three brothers, Elder Lonnie Gregory and Willie Burl
Gregory, both of Morehead, Kentucky, and Larry Dean Gregory of Hillsboro, Kentucky; and three sisters, Margie
Branham, Delphia Cox and Beatrice Cox, all of Hillsboro, Kentucky. Also surviving are 33 grandchildren, 43 great
grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren.
Mrs. Harris was preceded in death by three sons, Glennis Roger Harris, Denver C. Harris and Robert Joe
Harris; four brothers, Lloyd Gregory, Dorsey Gregory, Sam Gregory and Charles Gregory; and two sisters,
Lena Eldridge and Elsie Black.
Mrs. Harris was a homemaker and had been a member of the Poplar Springs United Baptist Church for 37
years, and then a member of the Little Mary Old Regular Baptist Church for the last 20 years of her life.
Funeral services were conducted on Wednesday, June 25, at the Little Mary Church and were officiated by
Brother Junior Ruggles, Elder Lonnie Gregory and Elder Barry Tiller. Burial was in the Caudill Cemetery at
Submitted by children and family.
|God saw you getting tired
When a cure was not to be
So he closed His arms
Around you and whispered
“Come to Me”
You didn’t deserve what
You went through
And so He gave you rest.
God’s garden must be beautiful,
He only takes the best.
In tears we saw you sinking,
We watched you fade away.
Our hearts were broken-
You fought so hard to stay,
But when we saw you sleeping
So peacefully-free from pain
We could not wish you back to
Suffer the pain again.