TABOR CITY, N.C. | Graveside services for Vernelle F. Harrelson, 91, were held Tuesday, April 23, 2019, in Buck Creek Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Ken Smith officiating.

She passed away Thursday, April 18, 2019.

Born May 25, 1927, in Loris, she was the daughter of the late Harry and Allene Hardwick Faircloth.

Mrs. Harrelson was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She enjoyed gardening, crafts and being outdoors. She was a devoted Christian woman who loved the Lord. Mrs. Harrelson was easy going and had a kind heart.

Surviving are her husband of 73 years, Dorris D. Harrelson of Tabor City, N.C.; one son, Myron D. Harrelson, Sr. of Newport News, Va.; one daughter, Barbara Bender (David) of Loganville, Ga.; three grandchildren, Chris and Scott Bender of Buckhead, Ga., and Myron "Mike" Harrelson, Jr. of Wilmington, N.C.; two great grandchildren, Cameron and Mia Harrelson; one brother, Larry Faircloth of Tabor City, N.C.; two sisters, Betty C. Stocks (Wayne) of Loris and Sharon Todd (Harris) of Longs.

Along with her parents, she was predeceased by two sisters, Freddie Triplett and Rachelle Resca; and three brothers, Lorentus, Horace and Wendell Faircloth.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to Mrs. Harrelson's caregivers Ann, Deanna and Pat.

Memorial donations may be made to Dulah Missionary Baptist Church, 12476 Swamp Fox Highway E, Tabor City, NC 28463.

Please sign the online guestbook at

Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

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