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James E. Harrell III

WASSAIC — James E. Harrell III, 80, a longtime resident of Wassaic, died Dec. 10, 2011, at his home. He was born Sept. 9, 1931, in Hertford, N.C., the son of the late Alice (White) and James E. Harrell Jr. Mr. Harrell was employed at the Wassaic Developmental Disabilities Services Office in Wassaic for more than 35 years, where he worked as a supervisor. During his service he received an employee of the year award. He retired in 1988. He served in the U. S. Army during the Korean Conflict. Mr. Harrell was an avid bowler, who also enjoyed deep-sea fishing, hunting, working on his lawn and being with family and friends. He was a longtime member of the Dover Second Baptist Church in Dover Plains, where he served as a church trustee, assistant treasurer and bell ringer for Sunday services. He is survived by two brothers, Aaron Harrell Sr. of Little Falls, N.Y., and Maurice Harrell of Houston, Texas; a niece, Sarah Friot of Little Falls; and three nephews, Aaron Harrell Jr. and Corey Harrell of Albany, N.Y., and Daryl Harrell of New Hartford, N.Y. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by three brothers, Thurstine, Myron and Allan Harrell. Funeral services were held Dec. 15 at the Dover Second Baptist Church, the Rev. Jon Carter officiating. Burial followed at Valley View Cemetery in Dover Plains. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 2678 South Road, Suite 103, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601. The Hufcut Funeral Home, in Dover Plains has charge of arrangements.To send the family an online condolence, go to www.hufcutfuneralhome.com.

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