Meridian Star


December 5, 2013

James E. Harwell, Jr.

MERIDIAN —     James E. Harwell, Jr., Meridian, MS passed on November 29.

    A memorial service for close friends and family will be held Friday, Dec, 6 at 10:30 a.m. at the chapel at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.

    Harwell was a 1957 graduate of Meridian High School, a 1961 and 1968 graduate of the University of MS in Commerce, then Law. He practiced law in Meridian and represented the Choctaw Indians as a judge while teaching constitutional law and civil procedure to the tribal lawyers there.  Prior to that, he was a claims adjustor for USF&G, Meridian.

    He is survived by sons, James David Harwell of Meridian, & Paul Thomas Harwell ofHütschenhausen, Germany, grandchildren Danny and Logan Harwell, and James Peyton Harwell of Meridian; his sisters, Nellie H. Richardson, Ann H. Gay, Mary H. Scott and Sara H. Hunt.

    He was preceded in death by his father, Judge James Emerson Harwell, mother Jeanette Campbell Harwell, and sister, Jean H. Smith.

    Memorials may be given to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church or The American Lung Association of Mississippi.

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