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Edward James Harrell, 89, of Thomasville, Georgia, passed away Sunday, August 13, 2017 at Archbold Hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Harrell was born March 1, 1928 in Brooks County, Georgia to the late James Carey Harrell and Lydia Camilla Harrell. He graduated from Coolidge High School and briefly played semi-pro baseball in the old Varnedoe Stadium following graduation. He is veteran of the U.S. Army attaining the rank of Sergeant First Class as a tank commander during the Korean War. For the majority of his career, Mr. Harrell was a drywall contractor helping build many of the homes in Thomasville and the surrounding area. He also operated a gas station with his brother in Coolidge, Georgia, for over 30 years. In his spare time, he was an avid hunter, fishermen and Atlanta Braves fan. Preceding him in death are his parents; brother, Lester Harrell; and son, Glenn Harrell. Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Edith Seabolt Harrell; son, Alan Harrell of Suwanee, Georgia; son and daughter-in-law, Doug and Sherry Harrell of Thomasville; and grandchildren, Danielle Harrell of Atlanta, McKenzie Harrell of Tallahassee and Eli Harrell of Thomasville. Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m., on Tuesday, August 15 at Allen & Allen Funeral Home with the service to be held in the funeral home chapel Wednesday at 11 a.m. The family would like to thank Southwest Georgia Hospice for their extraordinary care and support over the past several weeks. Guests are invited to sign the online register at www.allenfh.com. Allen &?Allen Funeral Home
Published on August 14, 2017
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