James Frederick Harrell, 84, of Wilmington, passed away Thursday, May 2, 2013 at Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter.

Born in Wilmington on February 20, 1929, he was a son of the late James M. "Matt" and Annie Moore Harrell. He was a veteran of the US Air Force and worked in aircraft maintenance.

Surviving, are a son, Michael Harrell (Shirley) of Wilmington; two daughters, Audrey Harrell of Wilmington, Linda Ellis (Ray) of Bolton; two step-sons, Ronald Puckett (Diane), Dargon Puckett (Diane); a step-daughter, Barbara Halterman, Diann McLean (Charles) all of Kentucky; two brothers, Charles Harrell (Linda) of Wilmington, Buddy Harrell (Nina) of Leland; seven grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and numerous step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Catherine H. Harrell; and a sister, Launa Sikes.

A memorial service, with Military Honors, will be 1 pm, Saturday, May 11, 2013 at Wrightsville Avenue Church of God with Bishop Marvin Gwinn officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice Foundation; 1406 Physicians Drive; Wilmington, NC 28401 or to Red Hill Pentecostal Church; 203 Old Fayetteville Road; Leland, NC 28451 or Wrightsville Avenue Church of God; 2132 Wrightsville Avenue; Wilmington, NC 28403.

Please share memories and condolences with the family at www.wilmingtoncares.com

Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099

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Published in the Wilmington Star-News from May 5 to May 6, 2013