H. Clay Harris


H. Clay Harris

Funeral services for H. Clay Harris, 61, of Hudson will be held Sunday, December 30, 2007 at 1:00 p.m. in the Keltys First Baptist Church with Sonny Holland, Brother Elton Musick, Brother Thurmon Whitaker and Brother Jerry Newton officiating. Interment will follow in the Bennett Cemetery in Trinity County.

Clay was born June 15, 1946 in Gilmer, Texas, to the late Daurice (Adams) and Henry Clay Harris, III, was born again June 15, 1972, and died Thursday, December 27, 2007 in Zapata County, Texas.

Clay had resided in Hudson for the past 37 years. He was a school teacher for 24 years and retired from Centerville ISD in Trinity County. Clay was also employed as a principal at Lufkin schools and as senior vice-president for A. L. Williams. He had pastored Mt. Carmel Baptist Church for the past 16 years.

Clay had a love of nature, the outdoors, old western movies and memorabilia. Roy Rogers was his hero and his horse, Chief, was a special friend. Most of all he loved and spent most of his time with his wife, Rosslyn.

Survivors include his wife of 41 years, Rosslyn (McBride) Harris of Hudson, son and daughter-in-law, Clay and Stephanie Harris of Hudson; daughter and son-in-law, Kristi and Scotty Wilkins of Onalaska; grandchildren, Brittany, Hunter, Cade and Adyson Harris, Savanah and Ben Wilkins; sisters and brothers-in-law, Elizabeth and Verbon Pate of Center and Bennie and Paul Rhoden of Lufkin; numerous nieces, nephews, family members, and a host of friends.

Pallbearers will be Dan Lamont, Jerry Lee, Jon Estes, Quinton Berwick, Steve Harris, Ronnie Vess and Neal Askew.

Honorary pallbearers will be the men of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church.

In lieu of flowers, living memorials may be made to The Gideons International, Lufkin West Camp, P.O. Box 1831, Lufkin, Texas 75902-1831, or the Bennett Cemetery Association, 227 Max Due Road, Groveton, Texas 75845.

The family will welcome friends and loved ones from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Saturday evening at the funeral home.

Carroway-Claybar Funeral Home, Lufkin, directors.