Paul Anderson Harris Lane, 77

Published 4:19 pm Tuesday, February 14, 2012

FEBRUARY 14 – Paul Anderson Harris Lane, 77, of Farmville, passed away Saturday, February 4, 2012 in Farmville. He was born at Carter's Mountain, Albemarle County, on April 11, 1934 to the late Roland and Louise Young Harris. He was retired as a Railroad Switchman and was a veteran of both the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Air Force.

Survivors include a daughter, Carol Townsend and husband, Tra of Houston, TX; grandson, Zachary Townsend; eight brothers, Shelly Harris (Rose) of Norfolk, Robert Harris (Carolyn) of Farmville, Richard Harris of Windsor, Michael Harris (Goldie) of Dillwyn, Maurice Harris of Roanoke Rapids, NC, Galen Harris (Pat) of North Carolina, Kenneth Harris of Norfolk and Neil Harris of North Carolina; four sisters, Sandra Neal (Charles) of Gastonia, NC, Rosalyn Greenauer (Artie) of Depew, NY, Deborah Simmons of Norfolk and Eugenia Harris Burch of North Carolina. He is also survived by Carolyn Harris, Goldie Harris, Yvonne Harris and Susan Harris who took great care of him for several years and who enriched his life with their friendship, care and love. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Albert Harris, Charles Harris and George Harris and a sister, Noreen Bukavina.

A graveside service was conducted Monday, February 6 in Buckingham Community Cemetery.

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The Shorter Funeral Home, Farmville, served the family. Condolences may also be made at