Margaret Verla Mae Harrell

Mrs. Harrell, born in Alabama on Jan. 12, 1924, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2007, at a local hospital, at the age of 83. She was a resident of Oakman.

Funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Friday at Hickory Hills Church in Alabaster with the burial in Elliottsville Cemetery in Alabaster. Dr. Donnell Brown officiated the services. Visitation was held at Charter Funeral Home in Calera Thursday from 6-8 p.m.

Her husband, Mervin Harrell; father, Alvie Addison Dawkins; mother, Wilma Pearl House Dawkins; granddaughter, Cathy Lynn Cummings; and brother, Charles Dawkins, preceded her in death.

Survivors include her daughter, Gail Cummings; sisters, Doris Brown, Betty Genry, Nell Nelson, Faye Grizzell, Carolyn Jones and Linda Phillips; brothers, Bruce Dawkins, Donald Dawkins and Edwin Dawkins; grandchildren, Jeff Cummings, Jana Cummings and Brandon Cummings; great-grandchildren, Morgan, Seth, Blake and Jaydon. Arrangements were under the direction of Charter Funeral Home in Calera.