Barbara Harrell


WEST POINT – Barbara Kyte Harrell, 81, passed away Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-East in Memphis, Tenn. Barbara was born Aug. 17, 1932, in Knoxville, Tenn., to Gladys Basinger and Billy Kyte.

She was a florist and a manager for Sears Roebuck for 17 years. She was a member of First United Methodist Church where she was an avid Sunday school teacher for 15 years. She loved to shop. She loved and breathed her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. When they arrived and surrounded her, it never failed to bring a smile to her face. She married Clarence Harrell on Dec. 24, 1949, in Knoxville, Tenn., and he preceded her in death on Aug. 29, 2010.

Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1, at Calvert Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jeff Shannon officiating. Burial will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2, in Woodlawn Cemetery in Knoxville, Tenn. Calvert Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include two daughters, Gloria Harrell Turner (Mark) of Starkville and Patty Hare (Michael) of Fulton; a special family friend, Sandy Henley (Tommy) of West Point; four grandchildren, Christie Sims (Alex), Marc Weaver (Davlynn), Mark Turner Jr. and Leslie Scott (Stephen); and 10 great-grandchildren, Chris Garner, Alexis Weaver, Trista Weaver, Kaitlyn Weaver, Blake Meeks, Savanah Meeks, Hunter Meeks, Abby Scott, Sarah Scott and Lauren Scott.

Honorary pallbearers will be Mark Turner, Tommy Henley, Marc Weaver, Chris Garner, Michael Hare, Mark Turner Jr., Alex Sims and Stephen Scott.

Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 293, West Point, MS 39773.

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