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05/24/20 - NNHS Newsletter - Ann Garrett Harrell

Ann Elizabeth Garrett Harrell
(05 Oct 1932 - 18 May 2020)

Newport News High School Class of June 1951

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,  

   We have more sad news today.
Ann Garrett Harrell, Class of June 1951, sister of John Garrett and Doris Garrett Muschek, and of the late Eugene Rhodes, Leon Rhodes, Minnie Garrett Snelling (d. 30 Dec 2019), and Tressie Garrett Mahloy (d. 01 Mar 2004), passed away in Hampton on Monday, May 18, 2020 at the age of 87.

From the Daily Press - 05/24/20:   

                    Ann Garrett Harrell


HAMPTON - Ann Elizabeth (Garrett) Harrell, 87, of Hampton passed away peacefully May 18, 2020.

She was born October 5, 1932 in Newport News to Harry "Speed" and Tressie Garrett, one of seven children, including siblings Eugene Rhodes, Leon Rhodes, Minnie Snelling, John Garrett, Tressie Mahloy, and Doris Muschek.

Following graduation from Newport News High School in 1951 and prior to starting a family, she worked at First National Bank for several years.

She married Fred "Gus" Harrell December 1955; together they raised three children.



Ann is survived by her husband, Gus; children, Cathy Blount (Tom), Wayne Harrell (Judy), Leslie Bryant (Jim); siblings John and Doris; seven grandchildren, Jason Earnhardt, Brice Earnhardt, Holly Payne, Dr. Ryan Harrell, Lindsey Hotmar, Dylan Bryant, Kate Bryant; seven great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Ann enjoyed spending time with her family especially at the beach. Outside of her family, Ann loved to volunteer and was involved in several organizations including: Beta Sigma Phi sorority, Leukemia Society, Meals on Wheels, Woman's Club of Hilton Village (past president).

Due to current restrictions the burial will be private. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Meal on Wheels at

Friends are encouraged to visit to share fond memories and words of condolence. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

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Published in Daily Press on May 24, 2020.  

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May 24, 2020

Gus, I am so sorry to hear the bad news. You and Ann were very supportive of me in all my many needs at the A school. I'll never forget the many roads we traveled together, and remember your wedding as if it was yesterday with another good friend, the late Joann Goff-Parrot. In the bonds...Monte Weaver

~ Monte Weaver

May 24, 2020

Sincere condolences to the family of a former classmate Ann, that with Fred, regularly attended our class reunions. She and her smile warmed a room and will be missed by all.

~ R. Whitley

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   Our deepest sympathies are extended to Ann's family, friends, and classmates at this difficult time.

  Y'all take good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309

Blest Be the Tie that Binds

Words by John Fawcett (1740-1817), after 1772

Music (Dennis) by Hans Georg Nägeli (26 May 1773  - 26 Dec 1836)

1. Blest be the tie that binds
Our hearts in Christian love;
The fellowship of kindred minds
Is like to that above.

2. Before our Father's throne
We pour our ardent pray'rs;
Our fears, our hopes, our aims, are one,
Our comforts and our cares.

3. We share our mutual woes,
Our mutual burdens bear;
And often for each other flows
The sympathizing tear.

4. When we asunder part,
It gives us inward pain;
But we shall still be joined in heart,
And hope to meet again.

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