George W. Harrell


George W. Harrell, 81, a lifelong resident of White River Township, Bargersville, passed away Tuesday, June 27, 2017, at his residence in Bargersville.

He was born May 7, 1936, at the family farm in White River Township to George Everett Harrell and Winona Pauline (Koons) Harrell.

He was a 1954 graduate of Center Grove High School and a graduate of the agriculture short course at Purdue University.

He was a lifelong farmer and sheep-shearer in the White River Township community along with his family, which owned and operated Lone Pine Farms on State Road 135 and Smokey Row Road.

He had been president and vice president of Mid States Wool Growers. He had been a sheep and wool judge for all but two counties in the state of Indiana, also judging in California, Illinois and Ohio.

He was a member of the Johnson County Farm Bureau and former member of Mount Auburn United Methodist Church at Stones Crossing. He had also a 4-H leader for the Sodbusters 4-H group.

Survivors include his wife, Carol M. Ross of Bargersville; sister, Dorthy A. Harrell of Trafalgar, brother, John R. Harrell (Kathy) of Nineveh; stepdaughter, Sharon Annette Vice (Joe) of Greenwood; nephews, Richard Harrell (Dawn) of Noblesville, David Harrell (Sunshine) of Bargersville, Crystal Adams (Steve) of Greenburg, Mike Harrell (Pam) of Columbus; two step-grandchildren, Chris Vice (Ashley) of Whiteland and Julie Canter (Mike) of Indianapolis; seven step-great-grandchildren; four great-nephews and two great-nieces; and sister-in-law, Linda Harrell of Greensburg.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Carol K. Harrell on March 20, 2016.

A service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at Swartz Family Community Mortuary and Memorial Center, 300 S. U.S. 31 (Morton Street) in Franklin. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the mortuary. Burial will be at Greenlawn Cemetery in Franklin.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Indiana 4-H Foundation Agricultural Administration Building, 615 W. State St., West Lafayette, IN 47907.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Information: 317-738-0202.