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John Ryland Harlow Jr.

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John Ryland Harlow Jr. passed away on Friday, October 28, 2011 after a brief illness. He was 71. He was a devoted husband, father, and poppa, and was loved and cherished dearly by his family and friends.

Funeral Services will held on Tuesday, November 1, 2011 at Bernice United Methodist Church at 10a.m. Visitation will be held on Monday, October 31, 2011 from 5pm until 8pm at Bernice United Methodist Church in Bernice, LA. Officiating will be Rev. Johnny Adkins and Rev. J. Roddy Taylor. Interment will follow in the Jonesboro Cemetery in Jonesboro, LA.

Surivors include his wife, Viola C. Harlow, two daughters, Debbie Dendy and husband Jeff and Jerri Strahan and husband Darrell, four grandchildren, Jeffery Dendy and fiance Jamie Roberts, Phillip Ellis and wife Lauren, Sarah Dendy and fiance Michael Johnson, and Pamela Ellis, adopted daughters, Jeanette Murphey, Gina Holdman, Nicola Albritton, Dana Watkins, along with all their children, and devoted co-worker and friend, Bill Waltz. He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Vergie and John Harlow Sr., one brother, James Harlow, one aunt, Georgia Witt and Uncles Hester and Arnold Thompson.

Mr. Harlow was a devoted pharmacist for 50 years at Bernice Pharmacy, where he loved and doctored many people throughout the years. His first love was to Bernice and the community where his customers were like his family. For many years he spent his time taking care of others, building floats, flipping pancakes, and being active with Bernice United Methodist Church and its projects. John will be greatly missed by his family and friends and all those who he served over the years.

Pallbearers will include Bill Mitcham, Bill Davis, Bill Waltz, Ira Simpson, Dannye Murphy, Donald Holdman.
Honorary Pallbearers will be the Bernice United Methodist Men.

Services are under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home, Jonesboro, LA. You may view our website and send condolences at www.edmondsfuneralhome.com

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