Harry W. Vandross

Published 12:00 am Friday, October 24, 2003

Mr. Harry William Vandross, 71, of 94 Whitehurst Road, Gates, N.C., died Oct. 21, 2003, in Obici Hospital. A native of the Bronx, N.Y., he was preceded in death by his parents, William Vandross and Gladys Barnes-Vandross, and a son William Royal.

He was a member of St. Timothy Baptist Church, its Usher Board, and Sunday School.

He is survived by a daughter, Ruth Wilkins (William) of Gates, N.C.; two sons, Harry Vandross Jr. of New York and Frederick Tillman of Virginia Beach; three sisters, Muriel Smith (John) of Greenville, S.C.; Gail Sanders Graham and Robin Sanders, both of New York; two brothers, Frederick Vandross and Daniel Sanders, both of New York; devoted grandchildren; Antwoniette Blow, Sonia Nicholson and Yolander Blakely; several other grandchildren and great-grandchildren; devoted friends, Corey Whitney and Donnie Edwards, Mr. Raymond, other relatives and friends.

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The memorial service will be held at noon Saturday, Oct. 25, in St. Timothy Baptist Church.

Crocker Funeral Home Inc. is in charge of the arrangements.