Lindsey J. Harrell Sr.

Published 4:19 pm Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Lindsey J. Harrell Sr., 92, of Swannanoa, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, December 17, 2009, at the Elizabeth House in Hendersonville.

A resident of Buncombe Co. for most of his life, Mr. Harrell was a son of the late George W. and Martha Franklin Harrell. He was also preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Eula Florence Patterson Harrell, who died in 2000; sisters, Mable Harrell, Myrtle Moore, and Lillian Randall; and brothers, George Harrell Jr., J.L. Harrell and Douglas Harrell.

Mr. Harrell was employed by Sayles Biltmore Bleachery for 42 years. He was a member of Gowensville First Baptist Church, but had been a deacon and choir member of a previous church.

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He is survived by three daughters, Gail McIntyre and husband Don, Faye Peeler and Linda Wheelon and husband Larry; a son, Joe Harrell, and wife Joan; eight grandchildren, one step-grandchild, 11 great-grandchildren, one step-great-grandchild, and three great-great-grandchildren.

A funeral service for Mr. Harrell will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Patton Ave. chapel of Groce Funeral Home, with the Rev. Dr. Don McIntyre and the Rev. Chad Rickenbaker officiating. Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. His grandsons, Don McIntyre Jr., Alan Hampton, Keith Hampton, Gary Harrell, Joel Wheelon, Tim Wheelon, Cecil Arrowood and Pete Stone, will serve as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.

Memorials may be made to the Elizabeth House, Four Seasons Hospice, 581 South Allen Rd., Flat Rock, N.C. 28731.

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