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Samuel Harris

Tuesday, April 22, 2003

Samuel Dee "Sammie" Harris, 58, of Jonesboro died April 11, 2002.

Born in Stillwater, Okla., he grew up in Little Rock and was a 1963 graduate of Little Rock High School where he was a high school all-American football player. He was a 1968 graduate of Arkansas Tech University at Russellville where he was named to the All-Arkansas Intercollegiate Conference football team.

Following graduation he worked several years in the telecommunications business and lived in Cherokee Village before moving to Jonesboro in 1992. He was a member of Northside Church of Christ in Jonesboro and was a member of Cherokee Village Lions Club. He was also a member of Cherokee Village Elks Lodge and Cherokee Village Men's Golf Association.

He served eight years in the Arkansas National Guard, was a football and basketball referee and was a member of the Arkansas Officials Association.

Survivors include his wife, Linda Harris of the home; a daughter, Dee Ann McCoy of Benton; his mother, Dorothy Harper of Pocahontas; a step-daughter, Brittany Schmidt of Walnut Ridge; a step-son, Bryan Farmer of Walnut Ridge; and a step-grandson, Bryson Farmer.

He was preceded in death by his father, Major Eugene Harris.

The funeral will be private with Emerson Funeral Home of Jonesboro in charge of the arrangements.

For lasting memorials the family asks that consideration by given to the Ben E. Owens Concert Center, 223 E. Jackson, Jonesboro, AR 72401; or to the American Cancer Society, 3614 Hudson Drive, Jonesboro, AR 72401.