Eleanor H. Harrill, 81, of Ridgeside Terrace, Morganton died Friday, October 26, 2007, at her residence. She was born in Guilford County, NC on January 9, 1926 and was a daughter of the late Frederick LaFayette Huffman and Elizabeth Huffman Burnett. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene "Gene" Harrill, and by a sister, Mildred Huffman Pitts. Mrs. Harrill was a member of Grace Episcopal Church where she was past president and current vice-president of E.C.W. and served with the kitchen stewardship. As an active member of the community she was a Lioness in the Morganton Lions Club, a charter member of the Morganton Service League, former board member of the Patterson School, past head of the Grace Ridge decorating committee, Past board member of In the Oaks and present board member of Lake Logan.Surviving are a son, Fred Harrill and wife, Becky Harrill, of Jamestown, NC; two daughters, Liz Willets and husband, Bill Willets of Cummings, GA and Ellie Van Patten and husband ,Jerry Van Patten of Newnan, GA; grandchildren, Thacker Thurman, Christopher Thurman and his wife, Carrie, Will Willets, Ellie W. Petty and her husband, Brandon, Catherine Willets, Beth V. P. Gaston and her husband, Charles, Katherine Schatzberg and her husband, Thomas, Sloan Harrill, Susan Harrill, Samantha Harrill, and Freddy Harrill; brother-in-law, Billy Harrill of Morganton; sister-in-law, Betty Ann Harrill of Houston, TX; and nephews, Edward Harrell of Nashville, TN and David Mosley of Houston.The funeral will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 31, 2007, at Grace Episcopal Church with Father Bruce Walker officiating. Inurnment will follow at Forest Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7:00 until 9:00 p.m. Tuesday at the Grace Ridge Mezzanine. Memorial contributions may be made to the Grace Episcopal Church Endowment Fund, 303 S. King St., Morganton, NC 28655, the Comprehensive Cancer Center of Wake Forest University (CCCWFU), Attn: Office of Development, Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Medical Center Blvd, Winston-Salem, NC 27157-1021, or to Burke Hospice and Palliative Care, Inc., 1721 Enon Rd., Valdese, NC 28690, Sossoman Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements.
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