Deacon Monroe Harris (Uncle Woo) died April 3. The son of Mr. and Mrs. Will (Cindy) Harris, he was born in 1914 in Morgan County. His mother passed away when he was 4 years old, and he was raised by his stepmother, the late Mrs. Octavia Harris. Mr. Harris was preceded in death by siblings Dolly, Vera, Laura, Mary, Charlie and Willie. He accepted Christ at the age of 16 and served faithfully at Macedonia Baptist Church, Rutledge, as chairman of the Deacon Board. He served in World War II in the Western Pacific. He received a World War II Victory Medal, Asiatic Pacific Service Medal with one Bronze Star and a Good Conduct Medal. He returned to Covington and worked for 30 years at Bibb Company, Porterdale, retiring in 1979. Mr. Harris loved to work in his garden and listen to the Atlanta Braves on the radio.
Surviving are wife and life partner Mrs. Sadie Harris; sisters-in-law Mrs. Mosline Hinton, Mrs. Lizzie Walker, Ms. Margaret Smith of Georgia; a host of nieces and nephews; the Harris family of Ohio and Michigan; special nieces who named him Uncle Woo (that meant to them "Second Daddy") Mrs. Myrella Hinton Russell, Mrs. Marcella Hinton Gibson, Ms. Jacquelyn (Neicey) Hinton.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. April 8 at Macedonia Baptist Church, Rutledge, with the Rev. James Hawkins officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery.
The Covington News April 9, 200