Nelson Harrell

Published 11:45 am Monday, June 6, 2016

Nelson Harrell

June 3, 2016

Nelson Harrell, 69, of Climax, GA., passed away Friday, June 3, 2016.

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The graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at Butler Cemetery in Whigham, GA with Rev. Jimmy Dean officiating. Morningside Baptist Church Men’s Sunday School Class will serve as honorary pallbearers.

The family will receive friends immediately following the service. Online visitors may sign the guest register at Memorial donations may be made to: Morningside Baptist Church Building Fund, P. O. Box 7009, Bainbridge, GA 39818.

Nelson Harrell was born September 10, 1946 in Bainbridge, Ga., the son of Jesse Paul Harrell and Katie Mae Boutwell Harrell. Nelson served in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War. He also served his community as a firefighter with the City of Bainbridge.

A humble man and a jack-of-all-trades, Nelson spent his days piddling. Sometimes he piddled in the garden and sometimes in the kitchen. Other days he could be found at his favorite fishing hole. Nelson had a heart for helping others. He was always willing to share whatever he had. His sense of humor could brighten any day; you could count on Nelson for a good joke.

Survivors include his wife, Betty Harrell; his children, Brian Harrell and his wife, Missy, of Vada, Ga. and Amanda Harrell of Climax, Ga; his siblings; J. P. Harrell and Johnny Harrell both of Bainbridge, Dorothy Murkerson of Reynoldsville, Ga., Janice Lashley of Havana, Fla., Bessie Cox and Betty Dawson both of Tallahassee, Fla.; his grandchildren, Austin Harrell, Grayson Shepard, Taylor Hodnett, Cody Singleton, and Harli Warren; and his great-granchild, Braylin Warren. In addition to his parents, Nelson was preceded in death by his brother, Bill Harrell, and his grandson, Tanner Shepard.