Augustus Julian Harris, age 73, transitioned from this life to the next, on Sunday, August 24, 2014 at 8:43am, after a yearlong struggle with small cell lung cancer. He peacefully transitioned in his home, free from pain and surrounded by the love and devotion of his wife, Mary and daughter, Katherine.
Julian was born on November 8, 1940 in Decatur, Alabama. He is the middle child of Julian and Hilda Harris. He attended Decatur High School and went on to graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Davidson College in North Carolina. He worked as a stock broker in Huntsville, Alabama and went on to co-own and co-manage (with his brother David Harris) the Near Store in Madison, Al until his retirement.
Julian is survived by his wife of the past 19 years, Mary Hazelrig-Harris of Madison, AL and his daughter, Katherine Harris, of Huntsville, AL from his first marriage; his sister, Noel Harris Shinn, of Athens, AL and his brother, David Harris, of Decatur, AL; his granddogs, Franklin and Tessie; and many nieces and nephews.
A “Celebration of Life” is scheduled for Friday, September 12, 2014 from 5:00pm – 9:00pm at the Monte Sano Lodge in the Monte Sano State Park in Huntsville, AL. Sharing of stories and sentiments by friends and family of Julian will occur from 6:30pm – 7:30pm during the celebration. Come share in the celebration of the life of A. Julian Harris! Dress casually as he preferred.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that a donation be made to Inside Out Ministries (Mary and Julian’s favorite charity) or choose to donate to a charity of your choice.
Inside Out Ministries P.O. Box 2004 Madison, AL 35758 (256) 325-5193
Any questions regarding the Life Celebration, please contact Katherine Harris: 256-541-7183.