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Russell Brennan Hartwell

Russell Brennan Hartwell, age 62, of Nebo, passed away Friday, December 23, 2022. He was born on March 28, 1960 to the late Roger Hartwell Sr. and Deltcia Arcand Hartwell.


Russell was a loving brother and friend. He enjoyed all things outdoors including hunting, fishing and going to the beach. He was known for his laughter and could always tell a good joke. He also enjoyed wood working and cooking. Between Collins & Aikman and Auria, Russell was continuously employed for over forty four years.


In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Kimberly Kay McKinney Hartwell; siblings, Roger Hartwell, Jr., and Richard Hartwell; Mother and Father-In-Law John and LaRue McKinney; Brother-in-Law, Wes McKinney.


He is survived by his siblings, Roland Hartwell (Hozumi), Shirley Wood (Vernon), Robert Hartwell, Raymond Hartwell (Sharon), Sheila Taylor, Ronnie Hartwell (Denise), and Robin Hartwell (Jeanne); sister-in-laws, Kathy McKinney and Connie McKinney Cox; a number of nieces and nephews also survive.


A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, December 28, 2022 at 4:00p.m. in the chapel of Beam Funeral Service with Mr. Bo McMinn officiating. The family will receive friends from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. two hours prior to the service in the chapel.


In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital at 2101 Rexford Rd #165W, Charlotte, NC 28211

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A candle was lit in memory of Russell Hartwell

Tami White Jan 8 2023 5:09 PM

I can say a billion words about Russell Hartwell. But he was Russell...enough said. I will miss talking food with you. We passed so many hours improving our cooking skills so we could enjoy the outcome. Rest in Peace my brother. Your are loved always.

Mike & Rhonda Moore Jan 5 2023 8:06 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Russell Hartwell

Michael Moore Jan 5 2023 7:13 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Russell Hartwell

Eddie and Rebecca Shuford Dec 31 2022 7:22 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Russell Hartwell

Donna Tipton Dec 31 2022 2:04 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Russell Hartwell

Carroll Robinson Dec 30 2022 9:38 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Russell Hartwell

Bob Robinson Dec 30 2022 6:32 AM

Please accept my deepest condolences over the loss of Russell. I started Collins and Aikman in 1998, I’m grateful I got the chance to know him as both a colleague and a friend. He was such a genuine person who made everyone around him smile. He will be missed.

Charles McFarland Dec 29 2022 6:09 PM

I am so sorry to hear of Russell's passing. I've known him for many years with Collins & Aikman, IAC & Auria. Russell was always a highlight in my travels for work from Detroit. I was always greeted with smiles & a genuine interest in how I was doing. He will be greatly missed.

Phil Joiner Dec 29 2022 2:27 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Russell Hartwell

Kristy Brown Dec 29 2022 11:46 AM

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