Nellie Lou Coburn Harris, 80, of Big Bend, W.Va., departed this world for her heavenly home Oct. 23, 2012, at Camden Clark Medical Center, after an extended illness.
She was born on April 10, 1932 in Salem, W.Va., a daughter of the late Arthur and Elizabeth Coburn. She was a 1950 graduate of Doddridge County High School. She was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Grantsville, where she was a Sunday school teacher, BYF Leader and custodian for many years. She worked at Rubber Fabricators in Grantsville, Garment Factory in Harrisville, Godfrey's Store in Grantsville and was a foster parent. She was a good Christian woman, who enjoyed seeing family and friends and sharing the word of God. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother, sister and aunt, devoting her life to her family and to God. She enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Nellie is survived by her five children, Jerry "Fuzzy" (Kathryn "Kookie") Harris of Grantsville, Terry (Donzel "Nick") Jones of Big Bend, Loren "Mike" (Tammy) Harris of Terra Alta, W.Va., Sandra (Dennis) McCumbers of Grantsville and Roberta "Bert" (John) Roberts of Ravenna, Ohio; three step-children, Veda (Jack) Wright of Elizabeth, Nolan Harris of Elizabeth and Velma Kirby of Grantsville, W.Va.; nine grandchildren, Jennifer (Roger) Longwell, Nikki (Michael) Boatright, Kristin (Kevin) Miller, Jessica Harris, Chad (Jaime) Roberts, Chase Roberts, Jacob McCumbers, Noelle and Jordan Harris and Mark Charlie (Jan) Harris; eight great-grandchildren, Caleb Schoolcraft, Tea Boatright, Tesa and Taneekah Longwell, Madison and Lexi Miller, Kaitlyn Roberts and Mackenzie Bevel; one great-great-grandchild, Chase Lockhart-Schoolcraft; 16 step-grandchildren, Tina Cunningham, Cheri Lockhart, David Harrington, Jimmie Cunningham, Tracy Harris, Chris Griffin, Robbie Kirby, Betty Hostottle, Angie Kinder, Nancy Kirby, Sheila Brannon, Linda Shinol, Junior Copen, Beulah Little and Missy Copen; siblings, Linda Davis and Mary Coburn, both of Pennsboro, Gene (Joyce) Coburn of Beverly Hills, Fla., Betty (Bill) Gault of Ashland, Ohio, Brenda (Barry) Riddle of Sandusky, Ohio and Carol (John) Shearon of Marietta, Ohio; sisters-in-law, Murdayne "Timmy" (Frank) Finley of Marion, Ind. and Deanie Brady of Walker, W.Va.; and several nieces, nephews and many friends.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Loren "Buck" Harris; great-granddaughter, Kaylee Jones; sisters, Barbara Sutton and Margarette Fitzpatrick; and brother, Arthur "Sonny" Coburn; step-children, Charles "Buddy" Harris, Rena Sidwell, Delmas Harris, Jimmie Harris and Sharon Shuman.
Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Sunday at Bethlehem Baptist Church, Grantsville, with Pastor Gene Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in the Bethlehem Cemetery at Grantsville. Friends may call from 6-9 p.m. today at the Stump Funeral Home in Grantsville, and one hour prior to the service at Bethlehem Church.