James Frederick Harrell

February 20, 1929 - May 2, 2013
James Frederick Harrell

James Frederick Harrell, 84, of Wilmington, passed away Thursday, May 2, 2013 at Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter.

Born in Wilmington on February 20, 1929, he was a son of the late James M. “Matt” and Annie Moore Harrell. He was a veteran of the US Air Force and worked in aircraft maintenance.

Surviving, are a son, Michael Harrell (Shirley) of Wilmington; two daughters, Audrey Harrell of Wilmington, Linda Ellis (Ray) of Bolton; two step-sons, Ronald Puckett (Diane), Dargon Puckett (Diane); a step-daughter, Barbara Halterman, Diann McLean (Charles) all of Kentucky; two brothers, Charles Harrell (Linda) of Wilmington, Buddy Harrell (Nina) of Leland; seven grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and numerous step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Catherine H. Harrell; and a sister, Launa Sikes.

A memorial service, with Military Honors, will be 1 pm, Saturday, May 11, 2013 at Wrightsville Avenue Church of God with Bishop Marvin Gwinn officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice Foundation; 1406 Physicians Drive; Wilmington, NC 28401 or to Red Hill Pentecostal Church; 203 Old Fayetteville Road; Leland, NC 28451 or Wrightsville Avenue Church of God; 2132 Wrightsville Avenue; Wilmington, NC 28403.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099


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  • May 03, 2013
    Steven Waff says:
    God bless.

  • May 04, 2013
    Martha Thompson says:
    So sorry to hear of Uncle James's passing. Another angel in heaven. God bless all and you are in our thoughts and prayers. Martha & Jim Thompson

  • May 06, 2013
    Dan Somenauer/Local 207 says:
    Our most sincere condolences to the Harrell Family on the loss of their father/grandfather. We all share your grief with thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. From all your friends and brothers of Local 207.

  • May 06, 2013
    Doug & Angie Ripple says:
    Mike and Shirley; we are so sorry for your loss. You and your entire family are in are thoughts and prayers. My the good times you had together sooth your soul.

  • May 07, 2013
    John & Christine Thornburgh says:
    So sorry for your loss. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers during this sad time.