Atkins – Clarissa “Chris” Stansell Harker, 95, died Friday, February 5, 2021 following an illness.
Funeral services will be held 2:00 P.M., Monday, February 8, 2021 in the chapel of Layton-Anderson Funeral Home. Streaming will be available on Facebook Live at the Layton-Anderson Facebook page. Interment will follow in the Lynchburg Presbyterian Cemetery, Lynchburg, SC.
Born in Laurens, SC, she was the daughter of the late James DeForrest Stansell and Lucy Elizabeth Washington Stansell.
She was married to the late James Andrew “Jimmy” Harker, Jr.
Mrs. Harker was a member of the Lynchburg Presbyterian Church before its closure, and attended the Lynchburg United Methodist Church, where she was a member of its Sunday School Class and Women’s Missionary Group. She was a 73 year member of the American Legion Auxiliary – South Carolina Unit 140, and a past member of The Lee Gardeners Garden Club.
A devoted wife, mother, and grandmother she is survived by two sons, Jim (Sissy) Harker, and Stan (Janet) Harker; two daughters, Gaye (Ken) Araujo, and Lucy (Bruce) Paulson; six grandchildren, Allison (Jason) Pierce, Michael Araujo, Jennifer (Wesley) Greene, Andrew (Hannah) Harker, Kelly (Dustin) Roeder, and Cole (Alex) Paulson; seven great-grandchildren; Dylan, Taylor and Demi Greene, Cade and Cate Frances Pierce, Cameron Roeder, and Blakely Harker.
She was preceded in death by one brother, John Stansell; Four sisters, Forrest Stansell, Doris Curles, Margaret Jetton, and Joanne Baughman.
Memorials may be made to the Lynchburg Presbyterian Church Cemetery Fund, C/O Penny Tallon, 9 McLeod St., Lynchburg, SC 29080; or the Lynchburg United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 308, Lynchburg, SC 29080.
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