Annette Darley Harrell

Published 2:38 pm Thursday, March 17, 2022

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Annette Darley Harrell, 86, of Bainbridge, Ga., passed away Thursday, March 10, 2022.

The funeral service was held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, March 14, 2022, at First Baptist Church with Rev. Chris Humphries officiating.  Interment followed at West Bainbridge Cemetery with her grandchildren serving as active pallbearers. Members of Mary Martha Sunday School class served as honorary pallbearers.

The family received friends from 4:00 until 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 13, 2022, at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel. Online visitors may sign the guest register at Memorial donations may be made to First Baptist Church, PO Box 155, Bainbridge, GA 39818.

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Martha Annette Darley was born September 22, 1935, in Hopeful, Ga., the daughter of Earnest & Johnnie Lee Harrell Darley. She was a graduate of Mt. Pleasant High School. She married Nathan Harrell and they made their home in Decatur County. Annette was a faithful member of First Baptist Church and Mary Martha Sunday School class.

Typical of a farm girl, Annette spent many hours in the pea patch. She loved picking and shelling peas as well as all the stories and life lessons that accompanied. She was a fantastic cook and made sure important family dinners came off without a hitch. Annette loved her family unconditionally and spent her life caring for them. Each one left her presence feeling like “the favorite”.

Survivors include her children, Nathan Harrell, Jr. (Benita), Durwin J. Harrell, Karen H. Moran (Jeff), and Gina H. Mitchell (Mark) all of Bainbridge; her sister, Joyce Culverson (Lawrence) also of Bainbridge; her grandchildren, Nate & Tennille, Paul, Deidra, DJ & Cierra, Devin, Kasey & Ashley, Matt, Haylie Kaye, Daniel & Hailey, and Kalen; her great-grandchildren, Blake, Jacob, Lilly, Luke, Marty Grace, Matthew, Lela, and Dawson; and a host of extended family. In addition to her parents, Annette was preceded in death by her husband, Nathan S. Harrell, Sr.; her siblings, Lorene Barwick and Billy Darley; and her grandson, Clifton Jones.

Bryant Funeral Home, located at 105 N. Florida Street, is assisting the family with arrangements. (229-246-3321)