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Betty L. Harris

Lake Waccamaw

Betty L. Harris, 78, died Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at Lower Cape Fear Hospice and LifeCare Center in Whiteville. She was born Oct. 14, 1938 in Clark County, Va., the daughter of the late John S. Lichliter and Pearl Vance Lichliter. She was preceded in death by her parents; and two daughters,Vickie Lynn Wilkerson and Cathy Sue Harris.

She formerly  owned and operated Shangri-la Beauty Shop in Lake Waccamaw.  She was a member of First Baptist Church of Lake Waccamaw.  Betty was a terrific mother and wife as well as a wonderful friend to all and a kind and loving person. Later in life she enjoyed exploring her artistic abilities.  Her endeavors included woodworking, wreath making and painting.

Her funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 27 graveside at Lake Waccamaw Hillcrest Cemetery with Rev. Chuck Smith officiating. Peacock Funeral Home of Whiteville is handling the arrangements.

She is survived by her husband, Earl Harris; one son, Ricky Harris of Lake Waccamaw; one daughter, Rita Harris Watts and husband, Barry, of New Smyrna Beach, Fla.; one brother, John Lichliter of Shallotte; one sister, Jane Denny and husband, Steve, of Shallotte; two grandchildren, Kathleen Watts and Michael Todd Dawson; and a great-grandson, Michael Brock Dawson.

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In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice and LifeCare Center, 206 Warrior Trail, Whiteville, N.C. 28472.

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