Carl Edward “Ed” Hartsell, 81 years of age, took the hand of his heavenly Father on Friday, July 13, 2012 at Carolinas Medical Center – NorthEast in Concord. This was also the wedding anniversary of Mr. Hartsell and his wife, Frances.
Mr. Hartsell was born August 23, 1930 to the late Huston and Carrie Hartsell. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Conard Hartsell; his sister, Edna Vick; and two grandchildren, Lauren Hartsell and Justin Hartsell.
He was a veteran of the U. S. Army, serving in Korea, and a member of St. Stephens Wesleyan Church.
The family will receive friends from 5 - 7 p.m., Sunday, July 15, 2012 at Hartsell Funeral Home in Midland. The funeral service will be at 2 p.m., Monday, at St. Stephens Wesleyan Church, 7601 Brush Arbor Road, Concord, officiated by Rev. Gary Morris. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Military graveside rites will be presented by the Cabarrus County Veterans Honor Guard.
At other times, the family will meet at his home.
He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Laura “Frances” Furr Hartsell, of the home; his children, Allen Hartsell and wife, Kathy, Vanessa Kendall and husband, Jack, Gary Hartsell and wife, Marina, Larry Hartsell and wife, Deloris, and Todd Hartsell and wife, Robbie; his grandchildren, Melissa Burris and husband, Seth, Lindsey Cragan and husband, Clayton, Brandon Hartsell, Sarah Kendall, Amber Hartsell, Courtney Hartsell, Michael Simpson, Stephen Hartsell and Kaitlyn Hartsell; his great-grandchild, Camden Edward Simpson; and his sister, Clara Huneycutt.
Memorials may be made to St. Stephens Men’s Fellowship, 7601 Brush Arbor Road, Concord, NC 28025 or the American Cancer Society, 6000 Fariview Dr., Suite 200, Charlotte, NC 28210.
Hartsell Funeral Home of Midland is serving the Hartsell family.