Gregory Demoine Harris

Gregory Demoine Harris, 28, of Monticello died Tuesday, August 19, 2014, at Drew Memorial Hospital in Monticello.

He was born September 7, 1984, to Stacey Deshazer-Franklin and Gregory Harris, Sr., in Monticello. He was a 2002 graduate of Monticello High School, served in the U.S. Armed Forces until 2006, and attended the University of Texas at Austin and later transferred to Pulaski Technical College in North Little Rock to pursue a career in mechanics. He was currently enrolled at Great Rivers Vo-Technical College until death.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Thomas Harris and Sherby Simmons; a very special great grandmother, Annie Mae Deshazer; and stepfather, John Franklin Jr.

He is survived by his wife, Erica Harris; stepdaughter, Summer Ward; his mother, Stacey Deshazer Franklin, of Monticello; his father, Gregory Harris Sr., of Little Rock; four brothers, Artavise Deshazer, of Monticello, and Sharvione, Jamarious and Kalon Harris, all of Little Rock; one sister, MyIsha Harris, of Little Rock; his stepmother, Joyce Harris, of Little Rock; his grandparents, Gloria and Willie Walton, of Monticello; his grandfather, Willie Christian, of Omaha, Neb.; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, August 23, 2014, at Stephenson-Dearman Chapel. Burial followed in Mt. Zion Cemetery with full Military Honors.

An online guestbook may be viewed and signed at

The Advance-Monticellonian

Mailing Address:
PO Box 486
Monticello, AR 71657

Street Address:
314 Main Street
Monticello, AR 71655

Phone: 870-367-5325
Fax: 870-367-6612

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