Horace Gary Harwell, Jr

Born: Tue., May 17, 1960
Died: Thu., Jul. 3, 2008

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Horace Gary Harwell, Jr., 48, of the Liberty Community, passed away Thursday, July 3, 2008 at the Medical Center of Central Georgia in Macon. A lifelong resident of Greene County, Georgia he was born on May 17, 1960 to Horace G. Harwell, Sr of Greensboro, GA and the late Lou Ellen Webb Harwell. He attended Nathanael Greene Academy and was a 1979 graduate of Greene County High School. He married Caren Gentry on April 5, 1986. He was a photographer for the Herald Journal, worked for Hometown Manufacturing and Sara Lee. His most recent job was working in facilities maintenance at Reynolds Plantation for the last ten years. He was a faithful member of Liberty United Methodist Church of White Plains and served as a volunteer for the Liberty Fire Department since its inception. He enjoyed photography, playing paintball, hunting and was a gun enthusiast. Most of all, he enjoyed his family and friends, and especially spending time with his sons with whom he shared these adventures.

Horace is survived by his wife of twenty-two years, Caren Gentry Harwell of the Liberty Community; two sons, John Harwell and Trey Harwell of the Liberty Community, his dad, Horace G. Harwell, Sr.; a sister Kathy Ivey and husband James of Dublin, GA; a number of nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by the mother who raised him, Lucretia Harwell.

Funeral Services will be held on Sunday, July 6, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. at Liberty United Methodist Church with Rev. Edward A. Swehla and Rev. Richard Chewning officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Serving as pallbearers are Johnny Hester, Keith Moody, Scott Parrish, Alan Garland, Jim Foster and Joseph Stanford. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be the members of the Liberty Volunteer Fire Department. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Saturday night at the Funeral Home. The family requests that memorials may be made to Liberty United Methodist Church, c/o Ann Smith, 2491 Shiloh Road, Greensboro, GA 30642 or Friends of Horace Harwell, BankSouth, P. O. Box 89, Greensboro, GA 30642. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at www.mccommonsfuneralhome.com to sign the online guest register.

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bertha turner
   Posted Fri July 04, 2008
SO SORRY ABOUT Y6OUR LOSS,MAY GOD BLESS YOU, BERTHA TURNER AND SARA DREYER

Jimmy Channell
   Posted Fri July 04, 2008
TO THE FAMILY AND FRIENDS OF HORACE. I know no one will ever be able to say words or do anything to help you through this time in your lives, the only one I know who can is Jesus Christ himself. I was thinking of what I would say but the only thing I know is to offer you my prayers and love. I prayed for Horace and the family. Horace will always be remembered and his light will shine on, May God Bless You All. Again I am so, so sorry for your loss..... Jimmy Channell

WILLIAM C. POOLE
   Posted Fri July 04, 2008
HORACE, WHAT SHOCK TO LEARN OF YOUR SON'S UNTIMELY PASSING. YOU ARE IN OUT PRAYERS. I AM SORRY THAT MY RECENT SURGERY PREVENTS ME FROM BEING IN GRENSBORO AT THIS TIME.

Lynn & Darryl Kitchens
   Posted Fri July 04, 2008
Caren & Family, We are so sorry to hear of Horace's death. We have you in our prayers.

Dolores Hardy
   Posted Fri July 04, 2008
I am so sorry to hear about Horace passing. I went to school with him, and I remember he was so friendly. He had a good sense of humor and a positive attitude. Horace was also kind, good-hearted, and devoted to his family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.

Hollis Springer
   Posted Fri July 04, 2008
Our deepest sympities and condolences goes out to the Harwell family from the Springer family,HORACE was my friend and co worker at Rey Plantation Horace you will be greatly missed. May the peace and blessings of the MOST HIGH GOD be with you always Peace Be With You HORACE.

Cathy D Smith
   Posted Fri July 04, 2008
Mr. Horace, so sorry to hear of the loss of your son. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Dee Beeler
   Posted Fri July 04, 2008
Dearest Horace and Family, Craig and I are so sorry about Horace Jr. Our prayers are with you during this sad time...We love you!!!! Dee & Craig

Paul Coad
   Posted Fri July 04, 2008
My families prayers go out to yours during this tough time. The Coad Family

Kay (Ellenberg) McClendon
   Posted Fri July 04, 2008
Dear Caren and family, I was very shocked and sad to hear about Horace. I am so sorry for your sudden, tragic loss. I pray God will give you strength and comfort to carry and the family through this. Much love and symapathy, Kay and family

Stacy & Sally Adams
   Posted Sat July 05, 2008
We were so sorry to hear about Horace. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

Richard & Nancy Newsom
   Posted Sat July 05, 2008
We are so sorry for your loss. We are thinking of you and keeping you in our prayers.

Marie Burden
   Posted Sat July 05, 2008
Caren & Family: We were so sorry to hear about Horace. Horace took our wedding pictures in September of 1986. He was such a nice person. We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers. Tim,Marie,Cassie & Kellie Burden

Phyllis Baker
   Posted Sat July 05, 2008
Dearest Caren & Sons, Words can not begin express the shock I felt when learning of Horace's untimely death. My heart, prayers, and sympathy are with you during this sorrowful time. Caren, I know your strong faith in God will be of great comfort. Try your best to manage to get through this difficult time. Give my love to the boys, and of course I send my love to you, I will be in touch. Phyllis

Terri Patterson
   Posted Sat July 05, 2008
I am so sorry for your loss. Horace was a co-worker at Reynolds Plantation. He was always such a kind and generous man. He will be greatly missed by all. May God be with you and your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Reid Boswell & Family
   Posted Sat July 05, 2008
Dear Caren, Kathy and Mr. H.G., Our sincerest sympathy to you all on the sudden loss of Horace! We are all shocked,deeply saddened and will miss him very much. Our daughter, Courtney (14), just saw Horace in Madison 2 weeks ago at Quality Lube and they had a nice visit with each other. God Bless and don't hesitate to contact us if there is anything that we can do! Love, Reid, Tammy & Courtney Boswell

Melanie Bufford
   Posted Sat July 05, 2008
I went to school with Horace and he was always the nicest guy. It was such a shock to learn of his death. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you. Melanie Bryan Bufford

Donna Moon
   Posted Sat July 05, 2008
Caren, Trey, and John, We were very sorry to hear about Horace. You've all been in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Donna, Tommy and Brook Moon

Kent & Melinda Walker
   Posted Sun July 06, 2008
We are so saddened to hear of the loss of Horace. We will continue to pray for each of you and for comfort in the days ahead. With sincerest sympathy..

Linda Stephens
   Posted Sun July 06, 2008
Caren and Family: My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time in your lives. Thinking of you with Love, Linda Stephens

Judy Channell Miller
   Posted Sun July 06, 2008
So sorry to hear of your loss. Wanted you all to know I am thinking of you.

NANCY SMITH
   Posted Sun July 06, 2008
My heartfelt sympathy in the loss of your husband. He was a very special man and will be missed by all. Nancy Smith

Brenda Lindsey
   Posted Sun July 06, 2008
Caren and family. We are so sorry to hear about your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Keep your faith in the Lord and he will guide you through this difficult time in your lives. May God bless you and keep you in his tender care. Love, Brenda.Jay,Shay & Wayne Lindsey

Jan & Herb Thurmond
   Posted Mon July 07, 2008
We are so very sorry to hear of his death. He was taken too soon and we know how very painful this is for all of you. We have been praying that he would recover through learning of his illness from the church. We are so very sorry and will continue to pray you and your family. There are no words to express your grief.

JANET STAPLETON
   Posted Mon July 07, 2008
I WAS SO SADDENED TO HEAR OF YOUR LOSS. HE WAS A FINE YOUNG MAN AND WILL BE TRULY MISSED. JUST KNOW THAT YOU ALL ARE IN MY PRAYERS.

Marci Day
   Posted Mon July 07, 2008
You are in my thoughts and prayers. I work at Reynolds and everytime I saw Horace he had a smile and kind words. He will truly be missed.

Carlene Noggle
   Posted Mon July 07, 2008
Mr. Horace, Kathy, and Caren and family: Please know that our prayers and heart felt sympathies are with you all during this sad time. Horace was a good man and will be greatly missed by all. Sincerely, Carlene Noggle and family

Ruth Hendrix
   Posted Tue July 08, 2008
I have nothing but wonderful thoughts of kindness that Horace provided. At work at Reynolds he was always considerate, thoughtful and a gracious gentlemen. The most fun I had was watching Horace wup up on his co-workers on the Tennis courts. He had some moves! He enjoyed his work and supported my department while I was employed at RP. You have my deepest condolences. He was an awesome guy who will be missed and remembered with fondness!

Janet Hallman
   Posted Tue July 08, 2008
Caren, Trey and Jon, We are so sorry to hear about Horace. He was a great person, willing to help anyone. Just know that God has gotten one special angel and you all will be in our thoughts and prayers. Janet and David, Josh and Robert

Lori & Tony Smith (Ivy & Zach)
   Posted Mon July 14, 2008
Our prayers and heart felt sympathies are with you all during this difficult time. Horace was a good man and will be greatly missed by all.

Jimmy & Laurie Harris
   Posted Thu July 24, 2008
We were so shocked & very saddened to hear about Horrace's passing. He was a wonderful man & I know he will be greatly missed by many. Our hearts go out to you, Caren & the boys, & the rest of the family. I use to see Horrace almost everyday, when I ran Veazey Grocery, I also kept the boys when they were small. My husband use to play pool with Horrace some, a long time ago. He always had a smile & loved his family dearly. He was alot of fun to be around. Just remember you all will see him again. Keep your faith & the Good Lord will get you through.You all are in our prayers. Our Deepest Sympathy, Jimmy & Laurie Harris

Steve Brady
   Posted Tue July 29, 2008
I was Golf Course Superintendent with Reynolds Plantation for 11 years. During this time I worked with Horace on several occasions. He was always a pleasure to work with and was conscientious about his work. I am sure he was a great father and husband. I offer my condolences and will keep your family in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Rick & Karen Dodd
   Posted Tue August 12, 2008
The Reynolds Plantation Community, Walker UMC Community, and anywhere that Horace was involved are missing a wonderful man! He spoke lovingly of his family. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family in this loss.