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Paula Harris Mode

December 23, 1956 — January 6, 2024

Rutherfordton, NC

Paula Harris Mode, age 67, of Rutherfordton, passed away Saturday, January 6, 2024 at Atrium Health-Cleveland in Shelby.

Paula was born Sunday, December 23, 1956 in Rutherford County to the late John Landrum Harris and Adelaide Rollins Harris. She was a graduate of Chase High School and a dedicated homemaker. Paula enjoyed working on crossword puzzles, riding motorcycles and especially loved spending time with her family. Her grandchildren were her life’s passion.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Heather Mode and by two brothers, Eddie and Ted Harris.

 Left to treasure her memory are her husband of forty-five years, Bynum Gary Mode, Sr.; son, Bynum Gary Mode, Jr. and wife, Toni of Mooresboro; daughter, Shelley Griffey and husband, Ricky of Harris; sister, Jackie Anthony of Gaffney; brother, Stanley Harris of Chesnee; grandchildren, Morgan Tucker, Landon Tucker, Gracie Mode, Gabbie Mode, Kristen Griffey, Ricky Griffey, Jr., Annaliese Suarez, Paul Suarez, Abbygayle Suarez.

A private family celebration will be conducted.



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