Dennis Ray Harrell

May 14, 1931 - January 20, 2023
Dennis Ray Harrell

Dennis Ray Harrell passed away peacefully at home on January 20, 2023. Born to the late James and Cora Morrow Harrell in Haywood County on May 14, 1931, Ray was preceded in death by four brothers and three sisters.

Ray served in the army during the Korean War, quickly earning the rank of sergeant first class while stationed in Germany. Upon return, he married Grace Maxwell, and they made a life in Henderson County. Ray retired in 1993 from Cranston Prints Works after 33 years.

Ray is survived by his wife of 68 years, Grace Maxwell Harrell; two daughters, Debbie Marks (David), Joy Jones (David); four grandchildren, Ashley Walker (Dave), Douglas Marks, Jeremy Jones (Sarah), and Kristie Harris (Jamie) and eight great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Four Seasons Hospice. No services will be held at this time.

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  • January 31, 2023
    Cathy Mandeville says:
    So sorry for your loss. Lifting up prayers of peace and comfort for the family. May the Lord embrace you with His love and grace in the coming days. ✝️

  • January 31, 2023
    Selina Edney says:
    Ray and Grace were shining examples of love between a man and woman. My deepest sympathies to his precious family. May God wrap His arms around you and give you peace.

  • January 23, 2023
    Debbie Lunsford says:
    Ray was such a sweet man! I always enjoyed visiting and going on with him. I remember discussing horses and going to Catalooch. He and Grace were/are my idols and the ultimate in showing how to live and love life. I know his precious family will miss him terribly but hopefully the years of wonderful memories will comfort all of you. Sending love and prayers to all!