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Horseman Calvin LaQuan Harris, 25, dies

February 06, 2020

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Horseman Calvin LaQuan Harris, 25, died Feb. 2. Born on May 9, 1994, Mr. Harris resided in Forest, Miss. Growing up with a love of horses, he learned the sport of harness racing from his uncle, Chad Parker.

Mr. Harris started his career by grooming for various stables and then going on to earn his trainer/driver license. Racing at tracks such as Thunder Ridge, Bluegrass Downs, and Red Mile, Mr. Harris also participated in multiple fair circuits — Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee and Mississippi. Recently Mr. Harris had been working as a groom for Jamie Macomber at Hoosier Park in Anderson, Ind.

Mr. Harris is survived by his mother, Melissa Lefore; father, Calvin; siblings, Cornelius, Courtney, Kei’Erika, Kanosha and JaMyia; and young son, Kharson.

A Celebration of Life ceremony has been scheduled for Saturday (Feb. 8) at 1 p.m. (CST) at TrueLight M.B. Church, 1120 School Street, Walnut Grove, MS 39189.

Floral arrangements and condolences may be sent to Mapp Funeral Home, 1050 E. 5th St., Forest, MS 39074.

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