Izard County, Arkansas
Sep. 12, 1909
Feb. 07, 1993
White River Current
Calico Rock, Arkansas
John Owen Harvell 84, of Melbourne died Sunday, February 7, 1993 at his home in Melbourne.
Born on September 12, 1908 in Gid, he was the son of the late Samuel Harvell and Samantha Moser Harvell. He was a retired school teacher and had been a minister for 56 years. He was a Baptist.
Survivors include: his wife, Sibyl Harvell; two daughters, Gaye Harvell Balentine of Melbourne and Wanda Harvell Byram of Mountain View; four sons, Wayne Harvell and Kenneth Harvell both of Melbourne, Roger Harvell of Greenville, S.C. and Grady Harvell of North Little Rock; one sister, Della Fullbright of Benton Harbor, Mich.; 27 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, two daughters, Doris Hutchins and Myrna Harvell, one sister, one great-grandson and two great-great-grandsons.
Services were held Wednesday February 10, 1993 at 2 p.m. at the Melbourne Community Church with Jim Hilderbrand, Tim Porter and Kevin Johnson officiating.
Pallbearers were Charles Brooks, Tommy Cone, Eudell Smith, John Teague, Chris Decker and Bennie Banning; Honorary pallbearers were Ira Harvell, Hershel Preston, Menard Harvell, Leonard Williams, Earnest Wood and Delmus Johnson.
Burial was in the Reeves Cemetery at Guion under the direction of the Howard Funeral Home in Melbourne.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Association.
(From the files of Vera Reeves.)
Apr. 5, 1914, Lunenburg, Izard County, Arkansas
Oct. 26, 2003, Calico Rock, Izard County, Arkansas
Batesville Daily Guard
October 27, 2003
MELBOURNE - Sibyl Emily Walker Harvell, 89, of Melbourne died Sunday, Oct. 26, 2003, at a Calico Rock hospital.
Born April 5, 1914, in Lunenburg, she was the daughter of Christopher Greenleaf Walker and Della Byler Walker. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith. She was married to John Owen Harvell on June 22, 1930.
Survivors include four sons, Wayne Harvell and Kenneth Harvell, both of Melbourne, Roger Harvell of Greenville, S.C., and Grady Harvell of North Little Rock; two daughters, Wanda Byram and Gaye Balentine of Melbourne; 22 grandchildren; 54 great-grandchildren; and 21 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; two daughters, Myrna Joy Harvell and Doris Jean Hutchins; three brothers; six sisters; and four grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Roman and Billy Howard Memorial Chapel in Melbourne with Hoover Lewis officiating. Burial will be in Reeves Cemetery under the direction of Eddie's Family Funeral Home in Melbourne.
Pallbearers will be Sam Edwards, Anthony Harvell, David Harvell, Tim Harvell, Dennis Hutchins and Jeff Stroud.
Honorary pallbearers are Greg Stroud, Donald Hutchins, Ronnie Hutchins, Mike Harvell, Johnny Harvey, Nathan Edwards, Eric Harvell, Robbie Harvell and Russell Stroud.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.
Memorials may be made to the Harvell Family Scholarship through the University of Arkansas.