Marion Julian Harrell was 94 years old born November 4, 1920 in Nansemond County. He is survived by his loving wife of 72 years, Lydia Davis Harrell, the love of his life. He was predeceased by his parents, Marion Sims Harrell and Geneva Darden Harrell and brothers, Robert Lee Harrell and Gilmer Hudson Harrell.

He is also survived by his daughters, Louise Buck (Bobby), Linda Powell (Tommy), Julie Holland (David), and Renee Hobbs (Ed). His 10 grandchildren and their spouses, Christopher Wayne Buck (Sandy), Monica Buck Kirkman (Keith), Kimberly L. Buck, Christy Powell Cordova (Chris), Tammy Powell Motley (Ed), David Lee Holland, Jr. (Julia), Lisa Holland Hoberg (Jeffrey), Alexis Holland Rawls (Charles), Sarah Renee Hobbs, Rebecca Ann Hobbs and 10 great grandchildren, C.J. Buck, Kristin Buck, Mackenzie Kirkman, Hunter Motley, Landon Cordova, Nolan Cordova, Dalton Cordova, Alexandra Hoberg, Brooklyn Hoberg, and Emmett Holland.

Julian was a farmer all his life. He was a member of Bethlehem Ruritan Club for many years. He was deacon of Bethlehem Christian Church and of First Baptist Church.

A funeral service will be held Tuesday, September 15, 2015 at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church with Dr. Thurman Hayes, Jr. officiating. Burial will follow at Holly Lawn Cemetery. Friends may join the family for a time of visitation prior to the service at the church from 1-2 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to the First Baptist Church Building Fund at 237 N. Main St., Suffolk, VA 23434. Condolences may be registered online at

Marion Julian Harrell

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