Charlotte Davis Harrell
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Charlotte Marie Davis Harrell passed away on January 19, 2021 at the age of 84. She was born in Norway, SC to Carl and Mary Davis. She grew up in Orangeburg, SC the 6th of 8 children. She graduated high school in Orangeburg and worked as a photographer at the Times and Democrat Newspaper for two years.
Charlotte met her husband, the love of her life, Bob Harrell at Phillips Shoe Store in Orangeburg in 1954, when she took her little sister to buy her shoes. Bob waited on them. Married six months after their meeting, their union lasted 55 years until Bob passed away in 2010.
Theirs was a partnership building a family and businesses. Their entrepreneurial spirit led to many adventures which were always shared with family and friends. Starting by selling bagged coal from their car, they built businesses including home and commercial construction companies, an insurance agency, Harrell Farms Pecan Company and Charlotte Harrell's Shop. Charlotte Harrell's Shop grew into five stores that showcased Charlotte's gift for design, merchandising and business. She received many awards and accolades in her life, including Entrepreneur Magazine's "National Entrepreneur of the Year" award.
Charlotte was devoted to her family, including her parents and siblings. She provided consistent love and cheer to her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Holidays were always special, and all were welcome at "the farm" for Sunday dinner.
Charlotte was a member of Northbridge Baptist Church.
She is survived by her children, eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Bobby Harrell and his wife Cathy, Trey Harrell and his wife Amber, their children; Lucy and Ford; Charlotte Painter and her husband Drew, Lea Harrell Kirkland and her husband Steve, and their children; Maggie Kirkland, Ellen Kirkland and Mitch Kirkland. John Harrell and his wife Alexandra, and their children; Jessica Harrell, Davis Harrell, and Elizabeth Harrell. She is also survived by her sister Barbara Parnell and her husband Bob.
A private family funeral was held on Saturday, January 23. She is laid to rest in Live Oak Memorial Gardens on Ashley River Road. In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to the Bishop Gadsden Employee Assistance Fund http://www.bishopgadsden.org/giving/. or mail to Bishop Gadsden, 1 Bishop Gadsden Way, Charleston, SC 29412. Arrangements by J. Henry Stuhr, Inc., West Ashley Chapel, 3360 Glenn McConnell Parkway.
A memorial message may be sent to the family by visiting our website at www.jhenrystuhr.com.
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