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Mr. Kenneth Ray Harrell, 71, of Calhoun died Friday, March 23, 2018. He was born in Hemphill, TX on August 17, 1946, son of the late James and Maybell Harrell. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Ricky Harrell; sisters, Jean Strey and Pat Dixon; and brothers-in-law, John Nave, Rudy Strey, and James Dixon.
Mr. Harrell was a veteran of the United States Navy, having served from 1967 to 1971. He was also a member of College Street Church of God.
He is survived by his wife of 15 years, Joy Shepherd Harrell; his sons, Kenneth James Harrell of Bakersfield, CA and Mitch Harrell of Flintstone, GA; a daughter, Jana Lee of Knoxville, TN; step-children, Justin Howerton of Calhoun and Aimee Nicholas of Enfield, NH; a brother and sister-in-law, Gary and Jane Harrell of Lubbock, TX; sisters, Gay Nave of Tulsa, OK and Phyllis Spruill of Plainview, TX; grandchildren, Daisy Lee, Alex Lee, Clarke Nicholas; and several nieces and nephews.
The Harrell family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday, March 25th from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
The funeral service will be held on Monday, March 26th at 3:00 p.m. from College Street Church of God. Rev. Dewayne Smith will officiate. Burial will follow at Chandler Cemetery with military honors. Honorary pallbearers serving are the Adult Sunday School Class of College Street Church of God.
Friends may sign the online guest register at www.maxbrannonandsons.com. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Max Brannon and Sons Funeral Home of Calhoun.