Graveside services for Donald Ray Jarrells will be held Wednesday May 2, 2018 beginning at 10:30 am at Young Chapel Cemetery. At the First Baptist Church of Hokes Bluff, the family will receive friends from 12:30 - 3:00 pm and a Celebration of Life will follow. Mr. Jarrells was a member of First Baptist Church of Hokes Bluff, and an instructor and dean at Gadsden State Community College retiring as interim president of Ayers State. Donald is preceded in death by his parents Henry and Mary Garmany Jarrells, brothers Randy and Doug Jarrells and sisters Wanda Shultz and Virginia Weaver. He is survived by his wife Janice Jarrells, daughter Rena (Matt) Sims, son Mitchell (Kelli) Jarrells, and grandchildren Alexandria, Amy, and Ashlie Sims and Madison Jarrells, siblings Ann Beard, Bobby Jarrells, and Janette McGinnis, mother-in-law Ruth Duke and a host of cousins, nieces and nephews, and friends. Nephews will serve as pallbearers. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to the Hokes Bluff Lions Club or the Hokes Bluff Library Foundation.
Glencoe-Hokes Bluff Funeral Home & Cemetery is in charge of the services.