Patricia Hopper Harrill, age 81, of Rutherfordton, passed away Wednesday, May 30, 2018.
Born October 16, 1936 in Rutherford County, she was a daughter to the late James Kate Hopper and Bessie May Bell Gorden Hopper. She worked for Cone Mills-Cliffside Plant and Aeroquip Industries for several years. Patricia especially enjoyed being a helpmate to her husband and was a dedicated homemaker.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Douglas Tracy Yelton of Rutherfordton and daughter, Pamela Renee Ward of Afton, Virginia.
Those left to cherish her memory, include her husband, Reverend Michael Harrill, Sr.; two sons, Jeffrey Todd Yelton and wife, Brenda of Harrisburg, NC and Reverend Michael Brian Harrill, Jr. and wife, Sarah of Morganton and a daughter, Sheila Renee Lewis of Yankton, South Dakota; brother, Gary Hopper of Chattanooga, TN and sister, Brenda Crane and husband, Robert of Irmo, SC. She is also survived by thirteen grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.
The funeral service was conducted at Kistler's Chapel United Methodist Church. Rev Julie O'Neil and Rev Karl Kelly officiated. Interment followed in the church cemetery. Memorial donations are respectfully requested to Hospice of the Carolina Foothills, P.O. Box 336, Forest City, NC 28043.
Harrelson Funeral and Cremation Services has been entrusted with arrangements.