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Chris Harlan

April 7, 1970 - September 19, 2022

Visitation: 11am – 1pm, Wednesday, September 28, 2022, at First Baptist Church, 2nd and Walnut Streets.
Service: 1pm, Wednesday, September 28, 2022 following visitation at First Baptist Church, 2nd and Walnut Streets.



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Chris Harlan Sr., 52, of Danville, was called to his eternal rest on Monday, September 19, 2022. He was born April 7, 1970, to the late Wanda Harlan Tarrance (Guye “Heavy” Tarrance) and the late Bentley Mays. He was a 1989 graduate of Danville High School. Chris was a loving son, father, Gpaw, brother and uncle. He enjoyed working as a mechanic, loved motorcycles and could fix anything, a jack of all trades. Chris never met a stranger, would give you the shirt off his back and will be remembered for his loving spirit. He always had a listening ear, advice and conversation for anyone who needed it. Chris was a vault of information and remembered everything. He was the true meaning of a family guy. He will forever be loved and missed.

In addition to his mother and father, he is predeceased by his stepson, Shea Ford; and his siblings, LaMarcie Hill and Darryl Tarrance.

He is survived by his father, Guye ‘Heavy’ Tarrance; his children, Christopher Harlan Jr., Tiffany Harlan, Bryana Harlan, Skyler Barnett, and Cayson Harlan; his stepchildren, Whitney Ford, and Amber Hall; his bonus children, Reese Watson, Zalin Lear, and Marvin McCoomer; his siblings, Tika Tarrance, Bentley Mays Jr., Arnee Payne, Sonyja Taylor, Sean Mays, Mark Stigall, and Tiara Ball; his aunts, Pat Harlan Pigg (Johnnie), Katherine Marie Butts, Mary Johnson, Rosa Smith, Judith Tarrance; uncles, Steven ‘Butch’ Mays, Wendell Mays, Marvin Mays, Vernell (Glenda) Tarrance; and the love of his life, Misty Harlan.

The funeral service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, September 28, 2022, at First Baptist Church, 2nd and Walnut Streets. Rev. Briscoe, Rev. McPherson and Rev. Robinson will officiate. Visitation will be 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., prior to the service, Wednesday, September 28, 2022, at First Baptist Church, 2nd and Walnut Streets. Please sign the online guestbook and send a Hugs from Home at

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