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James W. Harris


OCEAN PINES–James William Harris, 86, died Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013 at his home. Born in Knoxville, Tenn., he was the son of the late Edgar P. Daugherty and Olga E. Houk Daugherty. He was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Phoebe Lorraine Overdorff Harris, in 2011.

He is survived by his children, Dennis William Harris and his wife Rose of Charlotte Hall, and Donna L. Cooper and her husband Ernest of Hagerstown. There are eight grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.

Mr. Harris was a member of the United States Marine Corps. He later began what would become a 40-year-career as a mechanic with Pepco of Washington, D.C. He had attended the Community Church at Ocean Pines and was a member of the O.C. Cruisers Car Club. He enjoyed fishing and boating and was a NASCAR fan.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Dec. 7, at 2 p.m. at the Community Center in Ocean Pines, 239 Ocean Parkway. Interment will take place at a later date for the family.

In lieu of flowers, a donation in his memory may be made to: Coastal Hospice, P.O. Box 1733, Salisbury, Md. 21804. Arrangements are in the care of the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin. Letters of condolence may be sent via

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