The Rev. James L. “Jim” Harrell Jr., 65, of Benton took his heavenly flight to his eternal home March 21, 2011.
He was born in Alameda, Calif., July 7, 1945.
The Rev. Jim Harrell graduated from Watson Chapel High School and went on to attend Arkansas State University in Jonesboro. He then attended the Little Rock Missionary Baptist Seminary and the Minden, Louisiana Baptist Seminary. He pastored for 46 years including Baptist churches in South, North and Central Arkansas.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James L. and Ada Marie Harrell; brother, Gregory Harrell; and grandparents, Oliver and Bessie Berry and William and Hattie Harrell.
He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Sandy Harrell; three sons, Berry Harrell and wife Kelli, Kelly Harrell and wife Kim and Paul Harrell and wife Cindy; and six grandchildren, Alex, Kaitlyn, Austin, Elijah and Seth Harrell and Zach Elder.
Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Discover The Joy Fellowship Baptist Church at 410 S. East Street in Benton. Graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. in Memorial Park in Pine Bluff. The Revs. Kim Hammer and Ken Bernard will be officiating.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Ashby Funeral Home.
Family comments: His passion was sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ and is now at rest in his Savior’s arms.
Online guest book: www.ashbyfuneralhome.com .