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Frank Sylvester Harrison

SoVaNow.com / December 12, 2012
Rev. Dr. Frank Sylvester Harrison, 79 of Chase City, entered eternal rest Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012 at his residence.

Dr. Harrison was born in Baltimore, Md., Feb. 12, 1933 to the late Frank S. and Margaret Dora Jones Harrison. He attended the schools of Baltimore County, Md., and was a graduate of Triune Biblical University of Washington State. He was a member of Williams Grove Baptist Church, Chase City, where he also pastored for 30 years.

In addition to his parents, Dr. Harrison was preceded in death by two sons, four brothers and four sisters.

Cherishing his memories are his wife, Everlean Hawkins Harrison of Chase City, seven children, Diane Lane, Deborah Savage, Linda Harrison and Eric Harrison all of Baltimore, Barry Weeks (Faye) and Rickie Weeks of Orlando, Fla., and Vernita Drummond of Mcleansville, N.C., 22 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren; one brother, Billy Harrison (Ann) of Baltimore, five sisters-in-law; the Williams Grove Church family and a vast number of other loving relatives and caring friends.

A funeral was held Sunday, Dec. 9, at Williams Grove Baptist Church, Chase City, with Rev. Douglas Chandler delivering the eulogy. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Viewing was Saturday at the funeral home.

Arrangements are by Giles-Harris Funeral Home and Cremation Service.

Online condolences may be expressed at http://www.harrisfhc.com.

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