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Earnest E. Hartwell Sr.

Earnest E. Hartwell Sr.

Funeral services were held Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, at Johnson Funeral Home Chapel for Mr. Earnest E. Hartwell Sr., 85, who died Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, at his residence in Riverdale, Georgia.

Bishop Alonzo Terry officiated with interment following in Christ Temple Church of Christ in Oakvale.

Johnson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Earnest Hartwell was born to the late Lee and Willie Mae Ross in Arm.

He moved to New Orleans at the age of 19.  He met and married the late Mary Nell Bourne.

He worked with Bohl Brothers Construction.  He was a member of Upper Room Apostolic Church of New Orleans.  He later moved his membership to Solid Rock Pentecostal Church.

Mr. Hartwell spent his final years in Georgia after Hurricane Katrina with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He is survived by five children, Angela (James) Tate, Robin Givens, Iris Hartwell, Linda Pittman and Earnest (Antoinette) Hartwell Jr.; siblings, Calvin Hartwell, Clarence Hartwell, Lettie Hartwell, Annie Ree Evans; nine grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild and many other relatives and friends.