The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)


July 7, 2014

Services for Jack Hartsell, 88, of Midland, a U.S. Navy Veteran, will be at 11 a.m. July 8, 2014

Monday, July 7, 2014 — Philas Jackson Hartsell, 88 years of age, of Midland, passed away Friday, July 4, 2014, at Presbyterian Hospital Main in Charlotte.

Jack was born August 24, 1925, in Cabarrus County, N.C., to the late Herbert Jackson Hartsell and the late Laura Delette Black Hartsell.

He was also preceded in death by his wife, Frances Ramelle “Monk” Hartsell; and brother, Robert Hartsell.

Jack began working at an early age at Hartsell Funeral Home when it provided ambulance services to the community. The funeral home was a major part of his life. Jack also enjoyed gardening and going to his grandchildren’s sporting events. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy.

The family received friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday, July 7, 2014, at Hartsell Funeral Home of Midland. The funeral service will be on Tuesday, July 8, 2014, at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Stanfield, officiated by the Rev. Bruce League. The service will be preceded by a 30 minute state. Burial will follow at the First Baptist Cemetery at 200 Highway 200 North, Stanfield. Military graveside rites will be performed by the Stanly County DAV Chapter 12.

Survivors include son, Richard Jackson (Jane) Hartsell of Midland; daughter, Susan (Michael) Redden of Monroe; daughter, Nan (Scott) Vuncannon of Monroe; grandchildren, Jackson and Maggie Vuncannon; grandchildren, Lucas, Matthew and Sam Fisher; brother, James Ervin Hartsell of Midland; sisters, Rose Wagner, Jane Bates and Betty Hase; and Gaye Irvin.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: First Baptist Church Building Fund at PO Box 279, Stanfield, NC 28163; Mill Grove UMC at PO Box 84, Midland, NC 28107; or Bethel UMC at 12700 Idlebrook Road, Midland, NC 28107.

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