J. B. Harrelson,Jr.

Born: Mon., Oct. 19, 1925
Died: Fri., Mar. 8, 2013


Visitation

6:30 PM to 8:30 PM, Sat., Mar. 09, 2013
Location: Prospect United Methodist Church


Funeral Service

2:00 PM Sun., Mar. 10, 2013
Location: Prospect United Methodist Church


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Yanceyville:

J.B. (Jimmy) Harrelson, Jr., 87, of 2894 US Hwy 158 West, passed away on Friday March 8, 2013.

He was born in Caswell County to the late Jamie Harrelson and Addie Jones Harrelson. He was predeceased by his first wife Janie Hodges Harrelson and his second wife Gerda Wright Harrelson, two brothers Douglas Harrelson and Thad Harrelson and step-daughter Carol Whitlow.

He is survived by two sons Jimmy Lee Harrelson and wife Carolyn of Ruffin, NC and Terry Lee Harrelson and wife Beverly of Danville, VA; grandsons James Elliott Harrelson, Zach Harrelson and Lucas Harrelson; step-children Evelyn Barnes of Martinsville, VA, Pat Anderson of Wrightsville, NC Tommy Wright of Cherry Hill, New Jersey; two step-granddaughters Marty Seamster of Burlington, NC, Becky Whitlow of Salt Lake City, Utah and step great grandson Dylan.

Mr. Harrelson attended Cobb Memorial High School and then enlisted in the Army. He was a veteran of World War II and a Prisoner of War. He was decorated with numerous medals including two bronze stars and the Purple Heart. He was a member of VFW Post 7316, Military Order of the Purple Heart, Disabled American Veterans and Prospect United Methodist Church.

Jimmy loved westerns, music, singing and most of all he cherished his three grandsons.

The family would like to say a special thank you to caregivers Ethel, Peaches and Gladys for the loving and wonderful care they provided during his period of declining health.

The family will receive friends Saturday March 9, 2013 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at Prospect United Methodist Church and at other times at the residence.

Funeral service will be 2 pm Sunday March 10, 2013 at Prospect United Methodist Church with interment following in the church cemetery with Military Graveside Rites.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Prospect United Methodist Church c/o Bobby Brewer PO Box 58, Yanceyville, NC 27379, Bethesda Presbyterian Church c/o William Irvin Reagan, 1870 Ashland Road Ruffin, NC 27326, or Hospice and Palliative Care of Alamance Caswell 918 Chapel Hill Road Burlington, NC 27215.

Harrelson Funeral Service is assisting the Harrelson family with arrangements and condolences may be made at www.harrelsonfs.com.


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Nancy Page Dunn
   Posted Sat March 09, 2013
Dear Jimmy Lee and Terry Lee:

My heart is heavy this morning having read your Daddy's notice. It is with love and sadness that I send you condolences.

Love,

Cousin Nancy

Pat Anderson
   Posted Sat March 09, 2013
I'll miss Jimmy's beautiful voice singing happy birthday to me each year. Jimmy was an interesting personality. He had a keen interest in everyone's past which gave him perspective on his own life. He never met a stranger and he enjoyed the camaraderie of all. I wish him switch passage to those who are waiting for him with loving arms.

winnie wittenhagen
   Posted Mon March 11, 2013
Dear Terry Lee and Jimmy Lee,
our heartfelt sympathies to you and your families.
We will always remember your father as a very good friend and he will stay in our heart forever.
Very often we are talking about the time, spending with all of you in your lovely home or the holidays of your parents in Germany.

Very sincerely

Winnie, Ingrid, Carsten and his wife Simone and their childrens Melina and Merlin

P.S. Terry Lee many thanks for your call !!!


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