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“I really miss you my friend, we were great friends from the 2 Nd grade at ole William Randolph elementary. I drive by there quiet often visiting my...Read More »
1 of 12 | Posted by: Charles Hensley - Asheville, NC

“Hello, My deepest sympathies for losing Brian. I have only just heard. We were great pen pals in the last year and it was phenomenal to learn about...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: Catherine Cooke

“Whenever a good person departs from this earth all of humanity is diminished. Bryan by example taught me so much about the virtues of humility and...Read More »
3 of 12 | Posted by: Charles Seabaugh - Charleston, SC

“Anyone who knew Bryan Harrison knew a talented, caring man who touched many lives during his time on earth. We were friends during his early career...Read More »
4 of 12 | Posted by: Richard Hurley - ASHEVILLE, NC

“I am so sorry to hear about the loss of Mr. Harrison. I enjoyed visiting him many times; he had such interesting stories to tell and was an...Read More »
5 of 12 | Posted by: Donna Callahan

“A man of many talents, he was kind, patient, and oh so intelligent. May he finally be at rest from all off his physical infirmities . We will miss...Read More »
6 of 12 | Posted by: Diane Brooks

“So sorry ”
7 of 12 | Posted by: Madeline Moreaux - Goleta, CA

“Farewell to my loving friend. I know I will see you in the sweet bye and bye. ”
8 of 12 | Posted by: Deborah Dickey' - Friend

“I'm so sorry to hear of Bryan's passing. I knew him for over 50 years, and he was my mentor in my early journalism career. It was an honor knowing...Read More »
9 of 12 | Posted by: Ruth Merkle - Cary, NC - Friend

“My deepest condolences to Bryan's family. Bryan was a gentle, kind, courteous, caring and very wise and smart friend who I will miss terribly. We...Read More »
10 of 12 | Posted by: Sandy Shepherd - Charleston, SC

“My sincere heartfelt condolence to the family. May Bryan's Soul Rest In Eternal Peace. I will miss you kindness and selflessness for others. Until we...Read More »
11 of 12 | Posted by: Roberta Williams - Charleston, SC

“Sending my love to Bryan's family. Bryan was a kind soul and his friendship meant so much to me over the years. I will miss him. ”
12 of 12 | Posted by: Guerry Glover - Johns Island, SC


Charleston publisher Bryan Harrison died Tuesday, January 26, 2021. A journalist, advocate and minister, he was 84 years old. A funeral service will be held in Grace Church Cathedral, Saturday February 13, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. with entombment following in the church columbarium. The family will receive friends via ZOOM immediately following the service. Please email John61379@yahoo.com for a link.

Mr. Harrison, a native of Asheville, North Carolina, wrote for the online publication, The Charleston Daily News and later became the Published and Editor of Charleston News Alternative.

He worked for and was published in a number of daily newspapers in the United States and was the owner, published and editor of four weekly newspapers in North Carolina and Virginia. He was the winner of two press association awards in those two states.

In the 1970's, his stories and photographs were published nation-wide via wire services and his work appeared in the national publications Newsweek and USA Today and also in The London Daily Mirror.

In California, Mr. Harrison published Vista, a news magazine for the Isla Vista community, and Center Page, a news magazine for 12-step programs.

While attending East Carolina College in 1958, he founded the school's literary magazine, The Rebel, which is still being published.

In addition to other journalistic endeavors in California, Mr. Harrison wrote four plays, two of them musicals, which were staged by The Triangle Players in Santa Barbara, California.

Also in Santa Barbara he helped found and operate a center to help alcoholic and addicted home persons. An advocate for homeless persons and homeless causes, he, later in life, became a counselor and ordained minister, and started a church for homeless people in Isla Vista, California.

He is survived by a son, John David Harrison of Hendersonville, North Carolina; a nephew, James Wade Harrison of Burlington, North Carolina; a niece, Teresa Johnson of Asheville, North Carolina; two grand nieces: Allison Harrison of Washington, D.C. and Maegan Johnson of Asheville, North Carolina; and two grand nephews: Thomas Johnson of Asheville, North Carolina and Evan Harrison of Pittsboro, North Carolina and his children.