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Herman L. Connell

Posted By Hall-Wynne On January 10, 2010 @ 12:00 am In Obituaries | No Comments

Herman L. Connell of Clayton, age 82, died peacefully at home on January 10 with his loving family by his side. He was predeceased by his parents, Eugene and Lois Connell of Granville County and four brothers, Nick, Nelson, Clarence and Crawford Connell, and two sisters, Helen Haskins and Lena Connell.

Surviving are his wife, Blanche Connell , his son, Bernard Asa Morris of Oxford and his daughter, Sandra Morris Smith of Clayton and their families Also surviving are his nephews, Cleveland Connell, Bobby Haskins and Pete Connell and his niece, Rachel Sugg and their families.

The family will receive friends at the Gentry-Newell & Vaughan Funeral Home on Wednesday January 13, at 503 College Street, Oxford, NC from 10 to 11am prior to the funeral service to be held in the Chapel at Gentry-Newell & Vaughan at 11am. Burial will follow in the Corinth Baptist Church Cemetery.

Omission of flowers is requested and memorials may be sent “In Memory of Herman L. Connell” to the Community Home Care and Hospice, 962 Hwy 42 West , Clayton, NC 27520

Online memorials www.gnvfh.com select obituaries.

Condolences for the family of “Herman L. Connell”

Condolence from Brian Fletcher on January 11th, 2010 12:00 am

Blanche, you and the family are in my prayers. Herman was a good, kind man who will be fondly remembered by all who knew him.

Condolence from Pat Wheeley on January 12th, 2010 12:00 am

Blanche, you are in my prayers. I enjoyed visiting with both you and HL at the beach, and I will miss HL. I am grateful to have you as a good friend.

Condolence from Kimi Smith on January 12th, 2010 12:00 am

I can not believe the time passed since Ned’s death without us seeing y’all in the last couple of years. You and Herman have endured so much and I wish I had taken the time to catch up. Our young family enjoyed some great times with you and Herman and the Smith’s. Camping trips, dinners, and hanging out at the Smith’s, all molding my idea of what adult grown-up friendships should look like.Herman and you, Ned and Gladys, Sheryl and Marqerite,and Doug and Dianne made it look easy. I have since learned it isn’t easy. Friendship like marriage takes work, commitment, and dedication to one another. We all know this, but we do not know how to apply this. Watching was learning.I always enjoyed Herman’s ever present smile. Herman often looked like the “cat that swallowed the mouse”.Something sparkled behind his eyes making one think he had a funny secret that he was keeping to himself.Perhaps that secret was one we all knew, behind every good man is a great woman- Blanche!Much love!

Condolence from Brenda Kennon Abersold on January 12th, 2010 12:00 am

Thinking of you and your family. I remember the times we shared as neighbors on Torredge Rd.

Condolence from Ron and Tina Smallwood on January 13th, 2010 12:00 am


Ron and I are sorry to hear about the passing of Herman. I can still see him now delivering my Avon I would order from you. He was such a kind and gentle man. I know he will be truly missed. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Ron and Tina Smallwood

Condolence from Diane and Doug West on January 15th, 2010 12:00 am

Dear Blanche and family,

We will remember so fondly the wonderful times we share with Herman and Blanche. He will be missed by us as I know he will be missed by so many other. May God’s peace and comfort be with you now and the days ahead. We look forward to seeing you soon.

With loving hearts and prayers

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