Robert Alfred "Al" Harvell

  • Born: October 17, 1949
  • Died: May 25, 2014
  • Location: Willard, North Carolina

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Wallace, NC 28466
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Tribute & Message From The Family

Message From The Family

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Mr. Alfred "Al" Harvell, age 65 of Willard, passed away May 24, 2014 at Lower Cape Fear Hospice and Life Care Center in Wilmington following an extended illness. He was born October 17, 1949, to the late Ransom Carr Harvell and Sarah Griffin Harvell of Penderlea. In addition to his mother, Al is survived by two sisters, Pat H. Boykin of Wallace and Wanda H. Marks and husband Chris of Penderlea, a niece, Lea Ann Boykin Cook and husband Larry of Charlotte, and a nephew, Daniel Carr Boykin wife Susan of Penderlea. He is also survived by two special great-nieces, Savannah C. Boykin and Sarah Carr Cook, and a special great-nephew, Skyler D. Boykin, a step great-niece, Cameron Simpson and a step great-nephew, Jackson Simpson. Also surviving are several aunts and uncles, cousins, and friends.
Mr. Harvell was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, W. Alfred and Grace W. Griffin and paternal grandparents, Robert H. and Annie M. Harvell.
Al was a graduate of Penderlea High School, a U.S. Army Veteran serving in the Vietnam War and a retired General Contractor. He was a member of Potts Memorial Presbyterian Church in Penderlea, where a graveside service will be held 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 27, 2014 conducted by Chaplain W. M. Dinkins. Visitation will follow in the Fellowship Hall at the church.
In Lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Potts Memorial Cemetery Fund c/o Sylvia Walker, 1947 Crooked Run Road, Willard, NC 28478 or to Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401.
The family expresses their thanks to Lower Cape Fear Hospice for their kind support and care of their loved one.
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Condolence & Memory Journal

Jim and I were so sad to hear of Al's passing. Please accept our sympathy to you and your family. Blessings, Marsella Teachey

Posted by Marsella Teachey - Wilmington, NC - Friend   July 17, 2014

I just learned of Al's passing today. He will surely be missed.

Posted by Sonny Caudell - Pinehurst, NC - Friend   June 02, 2014


Al you will be missed , you were a good friend and brother

Posted by vann and nann Biggs - Greensboro, NC - friend , brother   June 01, 2014


So sorry to hear of Al. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. He will be missed as he is joining Ransom in heaven.

Posted by Julie king - Wilmington, NC - Friend   May 29, 2014

Sarah, Pat, and Wanda, I was so sorry to hear of your loss. Please accept my deepest sympathy to you
and all the family. My thoughts and prayers will be with you, as you have just begun the healing process.

Posted by Gwenn Gideon - Hampstead, NC - friend   May 27, 2014

Condolences to all of Al's family.

Posted by Barry Batchelor - Wilmington, NC - Friend   May 27, 2014

Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.
Karen Levings

Posted by Karen Levings - Wallace, NC   May 27, 2014

Al had a big heart, kind soul and served his country. Best wishes to the family. With great respect.

Posted by Bob Johnson - Arlington, VA   May 27, 2014

He will be missed. Our prayers will go out to the family.

Tommy and Sherry West, Key Largo Florida

Posted by Tommy West - Key largo, FL - Old friend   May 27, 2014

So sorry to hear about Al. My thoughts and prayers are with you, Mrs. Sarah, Pat and Wanda.

Posted by Jim Maready - Lewisville, NC - Friend   May 27, 2014

I went to school with Al. He was one of my first boyfriends. I moved back to Willard in 2006. Since then we became close friends and I will miss him.

Posted by Deborah Giddens - Willard, NC   May 26, 2014

Praying for the family.

Posted by Coke,Faye and Kevan McLamb - Willard, NC - Friends   May 26, 2014

The first time I seen Al he had just gotout of the army and was working with his dad, My broughter and I were just thinking about him just last week. Our prayers are with you I always constered Al a friend

Posted by Jesse Jordan - Wilmington, NC   May 26, 2014

We are so sorry and are praying for you.

Posted by Catherine & Chuck - Durham, NC   May 26, 2014

Jim and I send our sympathy to the family. Our thoughts are with all of you but especially for Sarah, Wanda, Pat and his Aunt Dot. One of God's most precious gifts is the gift of good memories. I know your mind is flooded with an abundance of great memories of his life.
Jim and Tut Hall

Posted by hall - wallace, NC - friend   May 26, 2014

So sorry about Al, once worked for him.

Posted by Steve Johnson - Penderlea, NC - Friend   May 26, 2014

I am so sorry to hear about the death of Al. My mama Mavis English thought the world of him. He was so good to her.Praying for you all.

Posted by Cynthia E, Smith - carolina beach, NC - friend   May 26, 2014

Extending our deepest sympathy to Al's family. As a classmate and family friends, please know we are holding you in our hearts. Memories are priceless; those we share with Al from Penderlea High School as well as those you will lean on for healing in the days ahead. God's peace to each of you. J.L and Diane Giddeons

Posted by J.L. Giddeons - Willard, NC - Friend   May 25, 2014

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