Helen Harris


CHICKAMAUGA Helen Cox Harris, 93, passed away peacefully at her home on Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012.She retired from the Ohio Teachers School System in Cincinnati, Oh., and the Hamilton County School System in Chattanooga, Tenn. She received a Masters Degree in Education from the University of Kentucky. She was a member of Orchard Knob M.B. Church.She was preceded in death by her husbands, Joseph L. Cox, Jr. and John E. Harris, Sr.; daughter, Gloria C. Cox; sons, James L. Harris and William M. Harris, Sr.Survivors include her sons, Landon (Pamela) S. Cox, Chicago, Ill., Joseph L. (Barbara) Cox, III, College Corners, Oh., and John E. (Alice) Harris, Jr. Cincinnati, Oh.; granddaughter, Deborah (Eddie) Upshaw, Chickamauga, Ga.; niece, Deborah Perkins, Atlanta, Ga.; niece, Jeraldine Smallwood Sims, of Chattanooga, and a host of grandchildren; great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren and many friends. A special thank you is extended to Mary Careathers, who is loved by the family and who was like a granddaughter to Ms. Helen. The family also extends thanks to the caretakers of Hospice of Chattanooga.The funeral service will be held today at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel, Rev. William Tramble Jr., officiating. Interment: Garmany Cemetery, Kensington, GA. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

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