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Lois Glass Powell Harris

Lois Glass Powell Harris died Sunday, May 5, 2013, at home surrounded by her family and long-term caregivers.

Mrs. Harris was born May 18, 1918 in Halifax County to Annie Glass Powell and Charles William Powell.  She was married to the late Dr. William Boatwright Harris.  

She is survived by four children, Susan H. Perkins and Anne W. Harris, both of South Boston, William B. Harris Jr. (Lisa) of Morristown, Tenn. and Robert C. P. Harris (Karen) of Halifax.  

Mrs. Harris is also survived by nine grandchildren, Elise Mebel of Maui, Hawaii, Lee Mebel of Denver, Colo., Hunter and Harris Thompson of South Boston and Eva, Ashlin, Brian, Emma and Abram Harris of Morristown, Tenn. 

Also surviving are sisters-in-law Jo Powell and Regine Archer of Salem, three nieces and two nephews. 

Mrs. Harris was pre-deceased by her brothers, Lawrence Jefferson Powell and Benjamin Watkins Powell, of Salem as well as son-in-law Lionel Parker Perkins Jr. of South Boston.  

Mrs. Harris was a graduate of C.H. Friend High School and attended both Longwood College and Pan-American Business School.  She was the owner and operator of Harris Antiques for many years where her customers became her friends.  She was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church for over 65 years, and was an active member of the Episcopal Church Women until her health declined. 

A special thank you is extended to her loving and devoted caregivers, Nancy Conner, Ernestine Faulkner, Evelyn Ferrell, Shelia Francis, Gladys Powell, Nancy Pulliam and Margaret Watson.

  Graveside rites will be held on Wednesday, May 8, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Oak Ridge Cemetery with The Very Reverend Susan Grimm officiating.  

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Online memorials may be made at www.

Arrangements are by Powell Funeral Home, South Boston.