Harris, Madge Shepherd (2009)

Obituary of Madge Shepherd Harris ~ 2009

Transcribed by Joseph Cook

Mrs. Madge Shepherd Harris, age 68 of Marion passed away on Saturday March 14, 2009 at Grace Hospital in Morganton.  A native of Yancey County, Madge was born on October 6, 1940 to the late Donald J. Shepherd and Alice Penland Shepherd.  She was a homemaker and was preceded in death by her husband Ralph Harris Jr., a brother Virgil Shepherd and a grandson Michael Childers.

Saddened by this loss are six children, Sandra Clemmons of Key West, FL and Robert Massey, Roy Massey, Kim Massey Cline, Rhonda Haney and Tonya Harris, all of Marion; five brothers, Earl, Carrol, J. B., Denver and Frank Shepherd; and many grandchildren and great grandchildren.

A graveside service was held on Tuesday March 17, 2009 at 4:00 p.m. at Green Hills Cemetery in Asheville.  The family received friends on Monday evening from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Westmoreland Funeral Home.  An online register is available under OBITUARIES at www.westmorelandfuneralhome.com.

The News Bulletin of McDowell County, Wednesday March 18, 2008 Volume 15 # 11