February 12, 1932 ~ April 11, 2019

Born in: Tifton, GA
Resided in: Candler, NC

Virginia Corry Harrell, 87, of Candler, NC, formerly of Jacksonville, FL, and Brevard, NC, died on Thursday, April 11, 2019. She was born in Tifton, GA, the daughter of the late Reid Corry and Mae Corry.

She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Robert W. Harrell, of Candler; two daughters, Ann Zipperer (Craig), Evington, VA, and Elizabeth O’Shea (Gary Harkins), Asheville, NC; and two grandchildren, Benjamin and Kelly Zipperer, both of Evington.

Virginia was a graduate of Agnes Scott College and an alumna of Emory University. She taught school, was a long-time member of League of Women Voters, member of American Association of University Women, worked with Girl Scouts, Garden Club, and was involved in a Prison Letter Writing Ministry for 20 years through Highlands UMC. She was a member of Francis Asbury UMC.

Memorial services will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Francis Asbury United Methodist Church Welcome Table, PO Box 67, Candler, NC 28715.

Groce Funeral Home on Patton Avenue is assisting the family.

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  1. I am truly sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. Please accept my condolences and may my prayers help comfort you.

  2. Please know I am thinking of you and your family during this hard time. Praying for you all and asking for peace and comfort that only God can provide.

  3. You all are in my love, heart , thoughts and prayers..God be with you and give you strength and comfort. Love & God Bless, Melanie

  4. Wishing you all peace as your make the adjustment. Our Hope is knowing she is whole and smiling that beautiful smile in Heaven.

  5. We have missed Virginia and Bob at Francis Asbury UMC but she will remain in our hearts. We know she is in a wonderful place and we will see her again some day as God promised. You all are in our thoughts and prayers during this sad time.
    We love you all.

  6. I am so sorry for your family loss. She will always be with all of you as you will carry her in your hearts and all the wonderful memories you all have share together. May God Bless your family in this difficult time.

  7. Elizabeth, I am sorry to hear about your Mom’s passing! Please know that your friends are thinking of you and your family during this time. Keith

  8. We are so sorry for your loss and the sadness it must bring to your family. Virginia was a wonderful lady who always had a smile and encouraging word for those she met. We will truly miss her. We pray the Lord will comfort your family during this difficult time.

    1 Thessalonians 4:13 “But we do not want you to be uninformed, brothers, about those who are asleep, that you may not grieve as others do who have no hope. For since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so, through Jesus, God will bring with him those who have fallen asleep.”

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