Harrell dedicated life to helping others

Flomaton resident and healthcare worker remembered for drive and determination

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 to...

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