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Roger Ellsworth Harrel
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Roger Ellsworth Harrel

Roger Ellsworth Harrell, of Columbia, SC, died Friday, October 24, 2014 at Palmetto Health Richland.

Born in Trenton, New Jersey, he was the son of the late John and Mildred Harrell. He was married to the late Moneta Hawkins Harrell, of Camden, SC, for 22 years.

Roger was a graduate of Trenton Central High School. He served in the U.S. Navy and worked for 17 years for Colonial Life & Accident Insurance Company in Columbia, SC. He faithfully attended weekly mass at St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church.

A memorial service will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, November 1, 2014 at St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church, Father Michael Okere will be officiating. His ashes will be interred in the Fort Jackson National Cemetery, Columbia, SC. Leevy’s Funeral Home, Taylor Street Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

He is survived by: his three children, Dr. Tracy Harrell (Carl) Dunn, of Columbia, SC, Darrick (D’Vona) Harrell, of Camden, SC, and Lacy Harrell (Durvin) Hill, of Simpsonville, SC; his brother, John L. (Pat) Harrell, Jr., of Tampa, FL; and six grandchildren, Tequia Harrell, of Jacksonville, FL, Delaney and Dalena Dunn, of Columbia, SC, Jordan and Jacob Harrell, of Camden, SC, and Karley Hill, of Simpsonville, SC.