Harrell, Nancy Thompson

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Nancy Thompson Harrell, 91, of Pearisburg, Va., passed away on Tuesday, May 12, 2009, in a Rocky Mount hospital following complications from a fall. Mrs. Harrell was born on October 4, 1917, in Pearisburg to the late Fred Cunningham and Molly Woodyard Thompson. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband, Herbert L. Harrell Sr.; one sister, Lucy T. Martin, of Pearisburg; and one brother, Joe H. Thompson, of Gold Bond.

She is survived by one daughter, Jane (Bobby) Williamson, of Galloway, Ohio; two sons, Herbert L. Harrell Jr. and his wife, Jane, of Houston, Texas, and Dr. Richard (Terry) Harrell Sr., of Rocky Mount; two brothers, Fred (Jack) C. Thompson Jr. and his wife, Dorothy, of Salem, and John E. Thompson, of Rich Creek; one sister, Pat Thompson, of West Virginia; five grandchildren, Douglas and April Suits, of Bucyrus, Ohio, Deena and Ted Townley, of Sioux City, Iowa, Kevin Harrell, of Houston, Texas, Richard and Tammy Harrell Jr., of Rocky Mount, and Crystal and Jason Stump, of Dutton, Va.; and seven greatgrandchildren, Meghan and Tyler Suits, Lawson, Evan, and Meredith Townley, and Taylor and Tanner Harrell. She also leaves to cherish her memory many family members and friends. She is also survived by one devoted nephew, Jackie Martin, of Pearisburg, whom she loved like a son; and two very special friends, Betty Crigger and Penny Sarver, of Pearisburg.

Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. on Friday, May 15, 2009, at the First United Methodist Church in Pearisburg with Dr. Brad Scott and Dr. Fred L. Austin officiating with burial following in the Birchlawn Burial Park in Pearisburg. The family will receive friends at the First United Methodist Church on Friday before the services from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Online condolences can be sent to givensfuneralhome.com.