James Harrill
Woodlawn Funeral Home
375 Woodlawn Avenue
Mount Holly, NC
STANLEY - James Franklin "Jimmy" Harrill, 74, died at home surrounded by his loving family on April 9, 2013.

Mr. Harrill was born and raised in Forest City.

He was preceded in death by his parents Jonah K. and Ocie Tate Harrill of Forest City, and his brothers Robert Lee and Marion Harrill and sis-ters Marie Jenkins and Frances Duncan.

He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 53 years Pat Rhyne Harrill, and daughters Anne (Mike) Piet of Mint Hill and Myra (Scott) Helton of Stanley and one grandson Alexander Lloyd Helton - "the light of Pop's life." He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. He was a lifelong active member of Stanley United Methodist Church.

Mr. Harrill wore many hats during his longtime career including real estate broker, auctioneer, land developer, and owner of Harrill's Discount Furniture. He also served two terms as mayor of Stanley.

His greatest love outside of his family was showing Tennessee Walking Horses.

The family would like to thank Gaston County Hospice for the wonderful care they gave.

The funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Friday at First United Methodist Church in Stanley with Pastor Noel Sweezy and Mr. Harrill's nephew Pastor Michael Robinson officiating.

Interment will follow in Hillcrest Gardens Cemetery.

The family will receive friends 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Woodlawn Funeral Home in Mount Holly.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Gaston County, PO Box 3984, Gastonia NC 28053.
Published by Gaston Gazette on Apr. 11, 2013.
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Jeff Givens
April 16, 2013
Pat and girls,
I am deeply sadden by the loss of Jim.
I will miss him truly. The horse shows will never be the same again without him.
Yo have lost a wonderful husband, a loving father and grandfather. The horse industry has lost a true sportsman. The Abee Family has lost our best friend and the world has lost an amazing man.
You all are in my thoughts and prayers,
Love to you all,
Jan Abee Roseman
Jan Roseman
April 16, 2013
My thoughts and prayers are with Jim's family. He was a kind and giving person who will be missed.
Donna Shelton
April 12, 2013
Myra,Pat and Ann, OUr thoughts and prayers are with you and the entire family. Love,
Leeann, Charles, Madison and Zane Dodd
April 12, 2013
Patsy and family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family as we remember JIMMY.

May GOD bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Love Always,
Tommy and Gerrie Hartsell
April 12, 2013
We are so sorry for your loss. Jim will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Ross and Teresa Campbell
April 12, 2013
I am so sorry for your loss. If there is anything I can do, please call.
Susan Robinson
April 11, 2013
My thoughts and prayers are with you. Jim will be greatly missed.
Tom Shipman
April 11, 2013
Pat Ann & Myra, I remember fondly Jimmy, who had a great sense of humor and a great love of his family, your family are in my prayers Sarah Devine Creswell
April 11, 2013
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. He will be missed. May God comfort you during this time.
Herbert and Jill Derickson
April 11, 2013
May God hold each of you in his mighty hands, and fill your hearts with a peace beyond all understanding.
Rita and Tom Kakassy
April 11, 2013
I have so many great memories of my Uncle Jimmy. So blessed to have spend so much time with him and Aunt Patsy growing up. Looking forward to seeing you in heaven Uncle James. I love you.
Jennifer Wunderlich
April 11, 2013
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