James E. Harrell

James E. Harrell, age 55, of Sweetwater, passed away on Tuesday, March 8, 2011, at Hendrick Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, March 10, 2011, at Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Chris Stephens officiating. Burial will follow at Belvieu Cemetery in Rotan, Texas. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home. James was born April 7, 1955 to John H. and Winnie Lou (Harris) Harrell. He worked as a machine operator at U.S. Gypsum for many years. He was a Baptist.  He is survived by two sons, Joe Harrell and wife Luisa of Sweetwater and Jeremy Harrell of Austin; two daughters, Michelle Harrell and fiance James Beck of Abilene and Carlee Harrell of Sweetwater; seven grandchildren, Bella Harrell, Aaron Hoover, Soli Harrell, Brandon Harrell, Alissa Harrell, Logan Beck and Bryan Harrell; one brother, Mike Harrell and wife Ann of Roby; ex-wife, Gail Harrell of Sweetwater; step mother, Gay Nell Harrell of Roscoe; four step sisters; and one step brother, Blake Westbrook. He was preceded in death by his parents, John H. Harrell and Winnie Lou Harrell; and his grandparents, Edgar and Maud Harris and Mr. and Mrs. Naz Harrell.