Mr. Fred Jackson “Jack” Harwell, age 71, a lifelong resident of Covington passed away Thursday, November 6, 2014. He was born May 31, 1943 in Covington to J. Charles and Otera Jackson Harwell. Jack graduated from Newton County High School in 1961 and Gupton-Jones College of Mortuary Science in 1975. Mr. Harwell worked in the family business, J.C. Harwell and Son Funeral Home, as a licensed funeral director and embalmer for 28 years and then for Ginn Motor Company for 25 years. He was the president of the Newton County Jaycees, serving the year the Jaycees building was constructed. Mr. Harwell was a lifetime member of Covington First United Methodist Church. He loved his family very much and his friends as well. Mr. Harwell was preceded in death by his parents J. Charles and Otera Jackson Harwell and his brother William C. “Billy” Harwell. He is survived by his daughters and sons-in-law Jan and Larry Goldberg of Roswell, Jill and Craig Treadwell of Covington and Julie Harwell of Covington along with the mother of his children Susan McLeod Adams of Covington, his grandchildren Hannah Goldberg Kennedy, Max Goldberg, Rachel Treadwell and Jack Treadwell. He is also survived by his sister-in-law Jean Harwell of Covington, nephew Bill Harwell and niece Tracy Cross numerous other family and a host of friends.
Memorial services for Mr. Harwell will be held 2 o’clock Sunday, November 16, 2014 at the Chapel of J.C. Harwell and Son Funeral Home with Reverend Doctor Douglas Gilreath and Reverend Todd Hilton officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 4:00pm until 6:00pm on Saturday, November 15, 2014. Those desiring may make donations to the Covington First United Methodist Church in honor of Jack Harwell. J.C. Harwell and Son Funeral Home, 2157 East Street, S.E., Covington, GA 30014, 770-786-2524 is in charge of the arrangements. A register book may be signed on line at www.harwellfuneralhome.com .