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Elder John A Harrold
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Elder John A. Harrold, Sr., age 88 of North Wilkesboro passed away Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at his home.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Friday, May 4, 2018 at Zion Baptist Church with Elder Dean Roten, Elder Tommy Dollar and Elder Wayne Overcast officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 PM Thursday evening at Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home.

Elder Harrold was born September 27, 1929 in Wilkes County to James Calvin (JC) and Mary Shumate Harrold. He was owner/operator of an automotive repair shop and was a Baptist Minister for 59 years and was a member of Zion Baptist Church in Hays.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son; James Calvin Harrold, three sisters; Dana Holland, Carrie Bell Grimes, Betty Jo Michael and two brothers; Andrew Harrold and Bill Harrold.

He is survived by his wife of 68 years Rachel M. Robinson Harrold of the home, one daughter; Linda Ellington and husband Ronald of Eden, one son; John A. Harrold, Jr. of Hays, three grandchildren; Matthew Harrold, Rodney Pruitt, Ritchie Pruitt and three great grandchildren; Kyle Pruitt, Halden Pruitt and Ben Pruitt.

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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home

270 Armory Road
North Wilkesboro, NC 28659





2:00 PM
Zion Baptist Church

285 Zion Church Road
Hays, NC 28635

Cemetery Details


Zion Baptist Church Cemetery

285 Zion Church Road
Hays, NY


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