V. B. Harrell Jr.

Published 8:22 am Wednesday, August 25, 2010

FRANKLIN—Vivian Brown “Spike” Harrell Jr., 87, died Aug. 21, 2010, at the East Pavilion.

He was born in Nansemond County, a son of the late Otelia Vaughan and Vivian Brown Harrell Sr. and was predeceased by a brother, David Brown Harrell and sisters Virginia Harrell Whitehurst and Nell Harrell.

Mr. Harrell was a retired Eastern Regional Supervisor for the Virginia Department of Agriculture, and an active member of the Southampton County Agricultural Museum.

He was a member of the Franklin Congregational Christian Church and a former member of Hunterdale Christian Church where he had been a member of the Laymen’s Fellowship, active in the Sunday School Department and sang in the choir.

Spike enjoyed good fellowship and his many friends.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 62 years, Essie Mae Joyner Harrell; and daughters Cindy H. Hunting and her husband, Rich, and Nancy Page Harrell, all of Franklin.

A graveside service was held Monday at Poplar Spring Cemetery with the Revs. James H. Hyatt Jr. and James W. Browder III officiating.

Memorials may be made to Franklin Congregational Christian Church, 412 N. High St., Franklin, Va., 23851, or Southampton County Agricultural Museum, Attn: Linda Updike, 26315 Heritage Lane, Courtland, Va., 23837.

Wright Funeral Home assisted the family.