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L. Allen Harris Jr.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- L. Allen Harris Jr., 82, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died Sept. 5, 2008 at his home.

Born June 22, 1926 in Portageville, Mo., to the late Lorenzo Allen Harris, Sr. and Gladys Reeves Harris, he was a graduate of the University of Tennessee Memphis School of Pharmacy. He joined the family business, Harris Pharmacy in Sikeston, Mo., and worked their until his retirement in 1999.

He was married to Julia "Judy" Norwood, and she preceded him in death in Nov. 2005.

He was also preceded in death by one son, Lawrence Anthony Harris; two brothers, Eugene Harris and Jimmy Harris; and one sister, Laretha Harris.

He is survived by a daughter and son-in-law: Laretha and Bryson Randolph of Memphis; and one son, Lorenzo Allen Harris III, of Sikeston.

Visitation is from 1:15 until 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Waverly Gardens lobby in Memphis. A service of remembrance will be then be conducted at 2 p.m. Waverly Gardens Senior Apartments, 6539 Knight Arnold Road in Memphis.

Obituary courtesy of Ponder Funeral Home of Sikeston.