2017-08-10 / Obituaries


Ray B. Harrell, 83, of Grove Hill, passed away Aug. 16, 2017 at his residence.

He was born July 31, 1934 to Bernard and Emodine Harrell. He was a member of the Grove Hill United Methodist Church. He was a founding member of the Kingdom Builders. He was a graduate of Jackson High School. He had been a proud member of the 116th Signal Co. of the Alabama National Guard, retiring with the rank of Staff Sgt. And had served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict. He was also a retired Alabama State Trooper.

Survivors include his wife, Linda Wilson Harrell; children, Mark (Melissa) Harrell, Leslye (Gary) Stalvey, Richard (Linda “Suki”) Harrell, Samantha (Tyler) Miller; grandchildren, Anthony Harrell, Megan Harrell, John Ross Harrell, Ava Stalvey, Meredith Stalvey, Destin (Antonio) Gonzalez; Harley Harrell, Matthew Harrell, Grady Dunagan, Emma Grace Miller, James Miller; six great-grandchildren and a brother, Charles “Chuck” (Jeanie) Harrell.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, James (Earline) Harrell.

Visitation will be Friday, Aug. 18 at 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. service at Lathan Funeral Home in Grove Hill with Rev. Mike Pearson officiating. Interment will be at the Magnolia Lawn Cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Bryant Bolen III, Jim Dunagan, Eddie Foster, Marty Gardner, Randy Harrell, Perry Pickard, Fred Reeves and Waylon Rowell.

Honorary pallbearers will be Robbie Bolen, Norman Burton, Ronal Dunagan, John Gaddis and Coleman Harrell Jr.

Condolences may be left for the family at www.lathanfuneralhomegrovehill.com.   

Lathan Funeral Home of Grove Hill will direct.


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