Gurney Woodrow Harrell, III

Mr. Gurney Woodrow Harrell, III, age 46 of Kingsland, Ga. passed away from unexpected heart complications at UF Health in Jacksonville, Fl. on Wednesday, January 9th, 2019.                                                                                                                                          ​​ Mr. Harrell was born on January 24th, 1972 in Norfolk, Va. He is the son of Woody Harrell and Alice Fay Merrill Hurley. His family said of him ”Gurney was an incredible person, son, brother, husband, stepfather, son-in-law, brother-in-law, uncle and friend. He was a great guy to be around. Gurney was funny, kind, gentle and loving. He touched the lives of everyone he knew. Those who were a part of his life will be forever saddened by his loss.”

Mr. Harrell is survived by his beloved wife of 17 years, Janet Harrell; his daughter, Angela Gillis of Boston, Ma.; his sisters, Jennifer & Pete Koerner of Saint Marys, Ga., Tiffany Hurley of Kingsland, Ga. and Cathy Riddlemoser of Grove City, Oh.; his brothers, Nathan Hurley of Kingsland, Ga. and Steven & Angela Hurley of Rocky Mt., Va.; his grandchildren Emma, Jaiden & Donovan Gillis; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

​Mr. Harrell joins his stepfather, Tom Hurley in Heaven.

​A family celebration of Mr. Harrell’s life will be held from 2 until 5 PM on Sunday, January 27th, 2019 at the second Pavilion in Crooked River State Park in Saint Marys, Ga.

January 24, 1972 – January 9, 2019

8 thoughts on “Gurney Woodrow Harrell, III

  1. Darrin Stoneking

    Gurney is my brother, not by blood but by choice… He was a great man and a joy to be around… He was always there for anyone that needed him, he was a true friend and the world is darker for his loss…
    The SPARTAN AMERICA family lost one of its founding members who personified our motto “Lead by example and do the right thing always”
    They say as long as someone is fondly remembered they will live on, if that’s true then Gurney my brother you will be alive in our memories forever… Love you Brother

  2. Susan Harrell

    love to Gurney’s entire family in this most difficult time. Such an unexpected loss of a kind and loving soul, that I was blessed to call family. Healing prayers for Janet, Woody, Alice, Jennifer, Pete, Jake, Claudia, Tommy and everyone who had the pleasure of having him in their life. With deepest sympathy

  3. Shelly

    So very sorry for your alls lost. This is a very hard time for all. Healing thoughts and prayers. Love you cuz! So very sorry we never got to meet G.


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