Harrell dedicated life to helping others
Flomaton resident and healthcare worker remembered for drive and determination
January 7, 2021
A person with a big heart and a passion to help others is the way people described Flomaton resident Ida Ruth Harrell, who died Friday, Dec. 31.
Harrell, 81, was a native of Owassa, Ala., and a life-long resident of the Flomaton community. She was a member of the Flomaton Lions Club, the Escambia County Health Care Authority and the D.W. McMillan Memorial Hospital board. She was also a member of the Nursing Hall of Fame at the University of Alabama.
Jo Nolin, Harrell's sister, said the two had a special bond. Harrell was 10 years old when Jo was born.
"When they brought me home, she took me...