STARKVILLE — Joan Harrelson, 86, died Oct. 10, 2018, at the BeeHive. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Welch Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Welch Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Ms. Harrelson was born July 31, 1932, in Bruce, to the late Jessie Howard Harrelson and Edith Stewart Harrelson. She attended Starkville public schools and was a 1949 graduate of Starkville High School. She was also a graduate of Mississippi State University. She was formerly employed as a payroll manager with Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station and as a teacher. She was a member of First Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Dorothy Harrelson. Memorials may be made to the Children’s Building Fund, First Baptist Church, 106 E. Lampkin St., Starkville, MS 39759.
Appeared in The Commercial Dispatch on October 12, 2018
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