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Dorothy Whitehead Harris

July 31, 1958 - October 15, 2020

SCOTLAND NECK, NC – Dorothy Whitehead Harris, age 62, passed away on Thursday morning, October 15, 2020 at the Vidant Inpatient Hospice of Greenville, NC.

Mrs. Harris was born on July 31, 1958 to Alton and Dorothy Whitehead in Nash County, NC. She was a loving mother, sister, daughter, and friend. Dorothy dedicated her last years of her life to taking care of her daddy and many others that needed help. She was a simple lady that loved the beach, where she could be seen fishing, or just sitting peacefully watching the seagulls and listening to beach music. She adored all animals of any kind. Dorothy cherished her family, especially her son. She was loved by many and will be deeply missed by all that knew her.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Dorothy Lorriane Woodard, and father, Alton Leroy Whitehead.

Dorothy is survived by her beloved son, Paul Russell Harris and wife Harlie of Tarboro; the father of her son, Paul Ray Harris of Scotland Neck, her sister, Beverly Whitehurst and husband Sonny of Rocky Mount; her brothers, Al Whitehead and wife Becky of Scotland Neck, and Bill Whitehead and partner, Sue Clegg of Rocky Mount; and special friend, John Gregory of Scotland Neck; along with numerous nieces and nephews..

A celebration of life service will be held on Saturday, October 17, 2020, at 12:00 pm at the Sunnyside Cemetery, Scotland Neck, NC, with Rev Dusty Sprouse officiating. The family will receive friends prior to the service at Letchworth-Sykes Funeral Service from 10:00 am until 11:45 am.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Copper Horse Farm, 656 Porter Road, Hollister, NC 27844 or online by clicking here.

Letchworth-Sykes Funeral Service is handling the arrangements for the Harris family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting

Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Saturday, October 17, 2020

Time: 10:00 am - 11:45 am


Letchworth-Sykes Funeral Service

101 West 7th Street
Scotland Neck, NC 27874

Service Information

Date: Saturday, October 17, 2020

Time: 12:00 pm


Sunnyside Cemetery

4764 US-258
Scotland Neck, NC 27874

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