WILSON’S LOCAL PRINT AND DIGITAL COMMUNITY INSTITUTION SINCE 1896

James Walter Harrell

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FARMVILLE — James Walter “Babe” Harrell, 86, died Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, at Vidant Medical Center.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, at Evergreen Memorial Park in Wilson by Dr. Rick Bailey.

Mr. Harrell was preceded in death by his siblings, Patricia Ann Mewborn, Elma D. Harrell, Mercer Gainey Harrell, J.T. Harrell, Ervin Lee Harrell and Curtis Ray Harrell.

He is survived by his wife, Shirley Varnell Harrell of the home; son, Jason Todd Harrell and friend, Ryan Barlowe, of Farmville; sister, Juanita H. Norville of Walstonburg; sister-in-law, Nannie Mae Harrell of Morehead City; brother-in-law, Albert Ray Mewborn of Farmville; and many nieces and nephews.

Farmville Funeral Home will receive friends from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday for those who would like to pay their respects to the family.

The family asks that those attending the service please use COVID-19 precautions of wearing a mask and practicing social distancing.

Arrangements are by Farmville Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at www.farmvillefh.com.