Age: 84 Address: Fork Mountain Date of Death: Thursday, June 13, 2013 Arrangements: Yancey Funeral Service.
Details: Harlan Harrell of Fork Mountain went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, June 13th at his home surrounded by his loving family. A native of Mitchell County, he was a son of the late Tennessee and Mary Mosley Harrell. He was also preceded in death by 5 sisters; 3 brothers and 2 grandchildren: Douglas Johnson and Jr. Harrell. Harlan was a loving husband, father and grandfather who enjoyed watching wrestling.
Surviving is his loving wife of 63 years, Betty Jean Mosley Harrell; daughters: Dot Johnson and husband, James, of Buladean, Debra Forbes and husband, Carroll, of Bakersville and Mary Boone of Double Island; sons: Gary Harrell and wife, Tessie, of Fork Mountain and Ricky Harrell and wife, Jennifer, of Hendersonville; brother, Lobright Harrell and wife, Juanita, of Baltimore, MD; 9 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 15th in the Chapel of Yancey Funeral Services. Rev. Ronnie Gouge, Rev. Brandon Harrell and Rev. Kent Murphy will officiate. Burial will be in the Fork Mountain Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1 until 2:30 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.
The family wishes to say a very special thank you to CNA, Angie, Dr. James Carroll and Mitchell County Hospice for the wonderful care given to Harlan. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Mitchell County, 236 Hospital Drive, Spruce Pine, NC.