Milton “Lightening” Edward Harrell, 83, of Emporia passed away peacefully on January 28, 2014. He is survived by his wife Edith “Billie” Harrell; stepdaughters Rita Robinson Rowell and Kathy Robinson Drummond; grandchildren Betsy Rowell Mathews (Mark), Kimberly Rowell Borkat, Christopher Harris, Frederick Fisch, Jr., and Bradford Drummond; and 7 great-grandchildren. He was a charter member of Brink Ruritan Club, served in the Army and National Guard, was a former security guard for Greensville Memorial Hospital and he loved his family, church and country music. A visitation will be held 1pm, Friday, February 7th in Echols Funeral Home Chapel. A memorial service will be held at 2pm following the visitation. Interment will follow in Forest Hill Baptist Church Cemetery with military honors. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Forest Hill Baptist Church Cemetery Fund. Condolences may be sent to