Larry Harrelson PDF Print E-mail

James Larry Harrelson, 77, of Prosperity, died Tuesday, August 14, 2012, at Palmetto Health Richland.

Born on February 17, 1935, in Joanna, he was a son of the late James R. Harrelson and Alyce Yarbrough Periona. He served in the S.C. National Guard and retired in 1993 after 40 years from Dupont SRP. Mr. Harrelson was a member of Macedonia Lutheran Church and the Chapin Wood Carving Club. His hobbies included wood carving, gardening, fishing, hunting, reading and a love of poetry.

Mr. Harrelson is survived by his wife, Helen L. Harrelson; sons, Jacob W. (Ethel) Walker of Aiken, Steven L. Harrelson of Signal Mtn, TN and James Bradley (Sherrie) Harrelson of Aiken; a daughter, Marlesia A. Keenan of Aiken; a sister, Jackie H. Kesler of Newberry; grandchildren, Dana Walker, Brandie Thompson, Carly McClellan, Stephanie Harrelson, Rachel Harrelson and Aaron Harrelson and a number of nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his paternal grandmother, Annie R. Harrelson and brothers, Alfred R. Harrelson and Donald L. Harrelson.

Memorial services will be held at 2:00 pm Saturday, August 25, 2012, at Macedonia Lutheran Church by the Rev. Randall Derrick. Interment will be in the church columbarium. The family will receive friends immediately following the service. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Macedonia Lutheran Church Youth Building Fund, 49 Macedonia Church Road, Prosperity, SC 29127.

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#16 Dovie Franklin 2012-08-30 11:11
So sorry to hear of Mr. Larry's passing, Mrs. Helen. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.
#15 ChristyStawney Davis 2012-08-29 13:07
Dear Mrs. Harrelson,

I was saddened to hear of Mr. Harrelson's passing. I remember so many fun times my family had at your lake house when I was growing up. Mr. Harrelson was always so kind and patient with us kids. He never seemed to tire of teaching us something such as fishing. He was always ready with a joke too. He was a nice man and my family will truly miss him.

With sympathy,
Christy Stawney Davis
#14 Bobby Joe Galloway 2012-08-23 10:13
Larry was a great guy and I'm sure will be missed by his family and friends. We were good friends in high school.
#13 Kathy Ledbetter 2012-08-23 08:38
Aunt Helen I loved my visits with you and Uncle Larry. Uncle Larry was my very best friend. I love you Aunt Helen. God bless you, Kathy
#12 Keith & Ginny 2012-08-22 09:41
Helen, Brad,Steve and family
We were greatly saddened to hear of Larry's passing.He was loved and charished friend and one we will always miss. Our thoughs and prayers are with you. Keith & Ginny
#11 Eric Kehl 2012-08-21 10:48
To the Harrelson family, my deepest condolences to all of you. I met Larry several years ago at a carving class and several short times in between, he was always polite and friendly even though we were just short acquaitances. Blessing to the family and may comfort be found in the fond memories. E. Kehl
#10 John & Karen Shealy 2012-08-20 16:46
Karen and I are sorry to hear of your loss. I have always enjoyed talking to you and Larry at Cathy's restaurant and Hardee's. You and Your family are in our thoughts and prayers. May God Bless and keep you........

John and Karen Shealy
#9 Frances Summers Traver 2012-08-16 21:27
I was so sorry to read of Larry's passing. I had known him all my life because we both grew up in Joanna. His brothers grew up with my son. May God strengthen and give you peace during this difficult time.
Frances Farmer Summers Traver
#8 Henry &Phyllis Auton 2012-08-16 13:07
Helen, We are saddened to hear of Larry's passing. You will be in our thoughts & prayers during this difficult time. if we can do anything for you, please let us know.
Henry & Phyllis
#7 Sandra Graves 2012-08-16 11:12
Miss Helen, Just wanted to let you know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. I love you.
#6 Billy & Edith Morris 2012-08-16 10:18
Mrs. Helen, So sorry to hear of Mr. Larry's passing. We always enjoyed knowing the two of you and doing your automotive repairs when we ran Morris Garage in Newberry. We thought very highly of both of you and know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Billy & Edith Morris
#5 Monroe Fulmer 2012-08-16 07:48
Helen, Sorry to hear about Larry's death. You and Larry were always a joy to be around. He will surely be missed. May the love of Christ be with you and the family at this time of sorry, and joy for him in the present of our Lord and Savior.
Monroe & Juanita
#4 Judy_Charlie Keenan 2012-08-15 19:57
We are so sorry for your loss Granny Helen. We love you!
#3 Jeannette Ayers 2012-08-15 18:22
Helen & Family Sorry to hear of Larry's passing, my thoughts and prayers are with you.May God's peace be with you at this time.Jeannette
#2 Harold & Ola Mae 2012-08-15 08:30
Helen words cannot say how sorry we were to hear of Larry's
passing. He was such a wonderful person. We are surely going to miss him coming in church and talking with Harold.
Our prayers go out to you and the family. May our loving Heavenly Father comfort you & give you His peace. Our
Love to you! GOD BLESS you and always keep you in his loving care.
#1 Kathy a. Derrick 2012-08-15 08:11
I will miss Mr. Larry and all the chuckles we shared, like when I would call him "What's his name" Oh that's right....your name is "Larry"!!! Rest in peace dear friend, my prayers and thoughts are with Miss Helen, Miss Jackie and all of the family....K.A. Derrick