AULANDER – Harvey Jarnest Brittenham, age 92, of the 200 block of Millennium Road, died Saturday, November 27, 2010, at Hampton Veteran‚??s Administration Hospital.
Mr. Brittenham was born in Hertford County, on April 14, 1918, a son of the late Matrey and Janie Holloman Brittenham. He was a member of Earlys Baptist Church and was founder of Brittenham‚??s Rebuilding Service, Inc. He was an army veteran of WWII, serving in the European Theater where he earned four bronze stars and two purple hearts.
Left to cherish his memory is his daughter, Lorraine B. Harrell and husband Charles of Ahoskie, NC; two sons, Thomas Brittenham and wife, Margaret, also of Ahoskie, and Cumin Brittenham and wife, Nancy of Aulander, NC. Also surviving are his grandchildren, Jason Harrell, April Brittenham Dew, Kimberly King, Jeremy Brittenham, Joshua Brittenham and Justin Brittenham, and a great granddaughter, Danielle Hope King. Mr. Brittenham was the last surviving sibling of seven, he was predeceased by his sisters, Exie Lassiter and Verlie Holloman and his brothers, Oris, Rudolph, Josh, and Henry Brittenham. He was also predeceased by his wives, Donnie Hurdle Brittenham and Betty Minton Brittenham.
A celebration of life service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 30, 2010, at Garrett-Jones Funeral Home with the Rev. Michael Williams and Rev. Paul Edwards officiating. Burial will follow in Ahoskie Cemetery with military honors. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7:00 until 8:30 p.m. on Monday, and other times at the home of Lorraine and Charles Harrell. Flowers are welcome or memorial donations may be made to the Gates County Memorial VFW Post 7312, C/O Curtis Wilkins, 171 US Hwy 158 Business, E., Gatesville, NC, 27938.
How beautiful are the arms of Jesus! At once holding Uncle Harvey and Aunt Donnie Bell(who now finally understand what it was all about down here), and everyone in the family as they grieve this recent loss. I will surely miss him.
So sorry to hear about your dad, he will truly be missed by all of us, especially his dancing party. May God be with you all through this! In deep sympathy, Love Brenda & Sidney
So sorry to read this in the paper. My God give you all comfort and peace during this sad time.
Gene & Mary Etta Flowers
To the Family. So sorry for your loss.
He lived a long life. Merritt and I
would be glad to do anything we could to
help. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Keeping the family in my thoughts and prayers.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family. He was a fighter and now is at rest.Call if we can help in any way.
Dear Lorraine, Thomas, and Cumin and families,
So sorry to hear about the passing of your Dad. I know you will miss him. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Brenda & Bobby Brooks
my deepestregret i like your daddy very much he will be missed very much
My thoughts and prayers are with you. Please give Jason my love.
formaly of Winton, NC