Earl Harvell, McKinney, TX

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Earl Harvell, McKinney, TX

Postby JR Smith on Mon May 30, 2011 9:56 am

5/30/2011 10:00AM Elbert Jones call me, about Earl's condition.
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This picture was taken in Humboldt this year at West TN Open, 5/7/2011.

Most of you know Earl is our oldest active tournament checker player. 97 with a birthday on December 13th. When he was in Humboldt, TN playing the West Tennessee Strawberry Festival he developed a cough and couldn't shake it off. He is in ICU with respirator at the hospital, with pneumonia in both lungs. Doctors switched him to some new antibiotics after prolonged worsening. These new drugs finally came in to help fight this infection, hopefully this will help his progress. Faye wants all the checker players to keep Earl on their prayer list. I will keep you posted but things don't look good.

The Texas Open and District 8 is scheduled for June 10 & 11th, and the latest on that is it will be played as scheduled. There is plenty of support and lots of capable Texas checker players in their group like Hugh and Judy Hawkins, Albert Tucker, Carol Williamson, and others who will help out with refereeing and scorekeeping. Earl would want this. Faye will be in and out but mostly with Earl at the hospital. Hopefully this new medicine will bring improvement.

His address is: McKinney Medical Center, 4500 Medical Center Drive, McKinney, TX 75071.

Let's all play the TX/D8!
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Re: Earl Harvell, McKinney, TX

Postby JR Smith on Mon May 30, 2011 8:17 pm

We lost a gentleman, wonderful friend, and a fine checker player. Earl Lilburn Harvell died this afternoon. born 12/13/1913. I will post more details when I have more facts.
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Re: Earl Harvell, McKinney, TX

Postby Alex_Moiseyev on Mon May 30, 2011 9:48 pm

I knew him, I met him and I lost him. He was a great man. My deep sympathy to his family members and friends.

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Re: Earl Harvell, McKinney, TX

Postby Irma Sierra on Mon May 30, 2011 11:02 pm

I am very sorry!....Faye, my condolences to you dear....
just lady.......
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Re: Earl Harvell, McKinney, TX

Postby MikeChoate on Tue May 31, 2011 10:05 am

I only knew Earl for about three years but during that time I determined that he was a fine Christian gentleman and a great guy to play checkers with. Earl will surely be missed. My condolences to Fay.
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Re: Earl Harvell, McKinney, TX

Postby Jay H on Tue May 31, 2011 6:12 pm

RIP to Earl Harvell
My condolences to the family.....
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Re: Earl Harvell, McKinney, TX

Postby JR Smith on Wed Jun 01, 2011 11:59 am

Earl Harvell's Funeral

The funeral will be Thursday, June 2 at 10:00 am at First Baptist Church of Branch in Princeton, TX
visitation is at the church Wednesday, evening on June 1 at 6:00 pm-till

First Baptist Church of Branch
7011 FM 546
Princeton, TX 75407-4775
(972) 734-3571

Earl Harvell's obituary in Star Newspaper, McKinney, TX and McKinney Courier-Gazette/Star
http://www.nccheckers.org/NCCA/Earl%20Harvell%20Obituary%205-30-2011.htm
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