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Lucille Dry Harris / February 10, 2020

Lucille “Lucy” Dry Harris, wife of the late Larry Brooks Harris, died Friday, Feb. 7, 2020 at the age of 70. Born in Raleigh, N.C. on April 24, 1949, she was the daughter of the late Doris Parrish Dry and the late Jesse Willard Dry.

Lucy graduated from Cleveland High School in Clayton, N.C., and earned her Master’s Degree in early childhood education from Lynchburg College in Lynchburg. She taught special education classes in South Boston and first and second grade classes in Person County, N.C. She created a legacy of caring for her family, as well as her church family. Lucy was an active member at Main Street United Methodist Church and served in various leadership positions. She participated in the church with all she had, all she could, and for all who needed. She lived a life of dedication to United Methodist Women. Her hobbies were reading, cooking and sewing.

She is survived by her daughter, Katherine Elizabeth Harris of South Boston; mother-in-law Mildred Blackwell Harris; sister, Lottie Dry Gurganus; brother, Nathan M. Dry and his wife, Katherine; sister-in-law Joy Dry and a host of nieces, nephews and other family members.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Jesse Willard Dry, Jr.

A funeral will be held on Saturday, Feb. 15, at 2:00 p.m. at Main Street United Methodist Church with the Rev. Wayne Rickman officiating. Interment will follow at Sunset Gardens Cemetery, 3174 US-158 Business in Henderson, N.C. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.

The family requests those wishing to give memorials please consider Main Street United Methodist Church, 701 N. Main Street, PO Box 119, South Boston, VA 24592.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family at

The family is being served by Brooks Lyon Funeral and Cremation Services.

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