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Franklin “Frank or Bud” Dreher Harrell, Jr.

Franklin “Frank or Bud” Dreher Harrell, Jr., age 78, passed away on September 8, 2021 in Gainesville, Florida. He was born in Gainesville on November 30, 1942 to the late Frank and Mary Bess (York) Harrell. After graduating from Gainesville High School, he joined the United States Navy and served on the USS Hawkins during the Cuban Missile Crisis. He then attended junior college before working for the Merita Bread Company for 25 years followed by 10 years with the Alachua County School Board.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Rosemary Hague Harrell, stepdaughter Rhonda (Joey) Westfield, stepson Greg Nielsen, and step grandson Eric Jordan; sisters, Betty Harrell Hovis, Kay (Dan) Harrell Greathouse, and Molly Kate Harrell; nieces Sherri Webster, Frances (Jason) Merritt; and nephews Glen (Donnie) Greathouse and Michael Greathouse.
Growing up, he loved Little League and had a newspaper route. Then as an adult, his hobbies included fishing and football.
A lifelong member of First United Methodist Church- Gainesville, Frank was an invaluable volunteer as usher, church bus driver, kitchen staff, Family Promise, and other church activities as needed like Spring Arts Festival.
His Funeral Service will be officiated by Rev. Beth Snarr at First United Methodist Church 419 NE 1st Street Gainesville, FL 32601, on Tuesday, September 14, 2021. The family asks that you please wear facial coverings and remember social distancing.
The family will receive friends beginning at 1:00 p.m. with the service to follow at 2:00 p.m. Burial will follow the service at the Hague Cemetery 7001 NW 126th Avenue Gainesville, FL.
For those who wish, contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church- Gainesville. Arrangements are in the care of MILAM FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICES 311 S. Main Street Gainesville, FL 32601. (352) 376-5361 www.milamfh.com

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In consideration of COVID-19, as well as the families we are serving, we would like for those of you whose immune systems are compromised please stay home and send the family a condolence card. We may also be forced to postpone services if this continues or worsens. Our profession as funeral directors is not only focused on serving families, but also protecting the families and the community at-large. Thank you and please take care!