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Lynn 'Red' Harris 
 

Lynn 'Red' Harris
November 30, 1930 - July 31, 2007

Lynn “Red” Harris, age 76, of Whiteville, Arkansas, was born November 30, 1930, in Kansas City, Missouri, to Elmer and Mae McGinnis Harris. He died July 31, 2007, in Mountain Home. He married Velara Crownover Dilbeck on August 2, 1986 in Whiteville. Mr. Harris was a 1948 graduate of Mountain Home High School and was a 6-year Navy submarine veteran of the Korean War.
He owned and operated the first 24-hour service station on Main Street in Mountain Home during the late 1950’s and early 1960’s. In 1964 he began his 40-year career of aerial photography, having flown over 38,000 hours in 47 states. He and his wife, Velara, owned and operated Harris Aerial Surveys and Photo Lab in Midway. He was a 56-year member of the Mountain Home Elks Lodge #1714 and was of the Church of Christ faith.
Survivors are: his wife: Velara Harris: of the home; a daughter: Tonya (James) Townsend: Lake City, Florida; 2 sons: Gary Harris: Chandler, Arizona and Dan (Becky) Harris: Cleveland, Tennessee; a stepson: Brad Dilbeck (and fiancée Cinamon Franks): Whiteville; a daughter-in-law: Judy Dilbeck Mitchell: Huntsville, Arkansas; 8 grandchildren: Kelli (Kregg) Hamilton: St. Louis, Missouri; Robert (Lynn) Mason: Hunstville, Arkansas; Tessa Dilbeck: Huntsville, Arkansas; Adam, Matthew and Carter Harris: Cleveland, Tennessee; Dusty and Mariah Dilbeck: Ozark, Missouri; 3 great-grandchildren: Jess and Elle Hamilton and Rebekah Mason; a sister: Pauline Schwarz: Sun City, California; 2 nephews: Mike (Julie) Schwarz, and children Matt, Malissa and Megan: Laguna Hills, California; and Steve Schwarz: San Diego, California; 1 aunt: Gladys Gaschich: Liberty, Missouri; first cousins (locally): Earnestine Atkinson, Wilma Moss, Helen (Lynn) Crownover, Billie (Bob) Dilbeck: all of Gassville; Bobbie Marshall: Harrison and John C. (Janice) Harris: Mountain Home. He was preceded in death by his parents; stepmother: Marie Harris; a brother: Harry Harris; a stepson: Ben Dilbeck; a grandson: Derek Harris; a brother-in-law: Tom Schwarz and a daughter-in-law: Suzanne Harris.
Visitation will be from Noon-9:00 P.M. Saturday at the Roller Funeral Home with the family receiving friends from 5-7:00 P.M. Funeral Services will be 2:00 P.M. Sunday in the Roller Chapel with Tim Harris and Kelli Hamilton officiating. Interment will be in Conley Cemetery with Ronnie Joyce, Wendell Steele, Henry Buckles, Bill George, Lyndle Crownover, Doug Dilbeck and John Harris as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be: Jay Baker, Stanley Jones, Jimmy Huey, Tommy Roane, Louis Mershon and Doyle Linck.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Ozarks or the Conley Cemetery Association.

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