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Harriet N. Jarrell, 76, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013.
She was born in Savannah but grew up in Garden City with her parents and eight brothers and sisters. She lived the last 33 years in Richmond Hill. After graduating from Commercial High School, she attended and graduated from Georgia Teacher's College, now Georgia Southern University. She was married for 48 years to Robert W. Jarrell, who preceded her in death. She was a member of Huntingdon Women's Guild and Savannah Widows' Society, and she volunteered at Candler Hospital's gift shop, receiving numerous awards for her extensive service. She was a longtime member of Richmond Hill United Methodist Church, where she was a member of the Saints Sunday School class, the UMW and the Chancel Choir. She never knew a stranger and had a special affinity for children, frequently befriending them wherever she went. She tirelessly and joyously served her family, church and community and warmed the hearts of everyone who knew her. She leaves the people she touched better for having known her.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, Charles S. Nease and Calysta S. Nease, and her sister, Jeanette Foley.
She is survived by her two sons and daughters-in-law, Robert W. Jarrell Jr., Terri M. Jarrell, Randall B. Jarrell and Lori D. Jarrell; three granddaughters, Brittany Jarrell, Taylor Jarrell and Kelli Jarrell; and seven brothers and sisters, Rose Chance, Tina Thompson, Charles Nease Jr., Ronnie Nease, Diane Smith, Brenda Nease and Scotty Nease.
The funeral is at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at Richmond Hill United Methodist Church with the Rev. Dr. Glenn Martin officiating. Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens in Savannah.
Visitation is one hour prior to the service at the church.
Memorial donations may be made to the Music Ministry of Richmond Hill United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 1480, Richmond Hill, GA 31324.
Arrangements are by Richmond Hill Funeral Home.
Published in BryanCountyNews from Nov. 8 to Nov. 15, 2013