Born 4-14-1916 - 4-1-2002
Hearl Edward Sherrell, 85, son of the late William Robert and Ollie Myrtle McCurley Sherrell, was born April 14, 1916, in Brockwell, Ark. He died Monday, April 1, 2002, in Melbourne. He was married to Mildred Davis and to this union five children were born. He lived in Izard County all of his life. During his working years he made a living as a farmer. Hearl was a member of the Oxford Baptist Church. Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Charles and Bernice Sherrell of Oxford; three daughters and sons-in-law, Sharon and Shelby Gillihan of Melbourne, Dula and Edward Singleton of Oxford, and Kathy and Marshall Shaw of Oxford; five brothers, Cecil Sherrell of Brockwell, Dale Sherrell and Darrell Sherrell of Oxford, Harlen Sherrell of Long Lane, Mo., and Shelby Sherrell of Myron; one sister, Armilda Everett of Oxford; eight grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant son; two brothers, Lloyd Sherrell and Vearl Sherrell; one sister, Oma Robbins; three grandsons, Shane Dockins, Billy Gillihan, and Dwayne "Sap" Singleton; and one great-granddaughter, Jessica Ballard.Services were Wednesday, April 3, 2002, at the Roman and Billy Howard Memorial Chapter in Melbourne with Ralph Almon and Arthur Barber officiating. Burial was in the Oxford Cemetery with arrangements under the direction of Eddie's Family Funeral Home of Melbourne.Pallbearers were David Sherrell, Greg Sherrell, Paul Gillihan, Shannon Dockins, Cassie Hall and Casey Shaw.