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Updated: 03/12/2014 08:00:01AM

James William Harrell

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James William Harrell

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Mr. James William Harrell, 78, passed away Tuesday, March 4, 2014, at his home in Fort Meade of cancer.

Mr. Harrell was born in Fitzgerald, Ga., on April 27, 1935, and moved to Fort Meade from Lake Wales in 1966. After retiring from Estech Chemical Co., he started his own trucking business, Sandhill Trucking, Inc.

Mr. Harrell was a U.S. National Guard veteran, serving from 1952-1960, and a member of the Oak Park Baptist Church of Fort Meade.

Mr. Harrell was preceded in death by his son, Audie L. Harrell; father, Jesse James Harrell; mother, Ila Mae Owens Harrell; brothers, Wilbur Harrell, Melvin Harrell, and Roger E. Harrell.

He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Myrna R. Harrell, Fort Meade, Fla.; sons, James D. Harrell and wife Rose, Winter Haven, Fla., Rickey S. Harrell and wife Becky, Lakeland, Fla., Michael W. Harrell and wife Katrina, Lakeland, Fla., Scott A. Harrell and wife Jamie, Fort Meade, Fla.; daughter, Cathy L. Timmons and husband David, Fort Meade, Fla.; daughter-in-law, Denise M. Harrell, Fort Meade, Fla.; brothers, Roy Harrell, Monroe, Ga., and Charles Harrell, Fitzgerald, Ga; 18 grandchildren and 35 great-grandchildren.

Visitation is 6-8 p.m., Thursday, March 6, 2014, at Hancock Funeral Home, 945 E. Broadway, Fort Meade.

Funeral service is 11 a.m., Friday, March 7, 2014, at the First Baptist Church, 307 E. Broadway, Fort Meade with the Rev. Kenny Slay officiating.

Interment follows in Evergreen Cemetery, Fort Meade.

Condolences may be sent to the family at

Hancock Funeral Home, Fort Meade, is in charge of arrangements.

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