Dana Branton Harwell, of Clinton, SC, age 54, passed away September 9, 2020, after a long battle with cancer. She was born February 22, 1966, to Charles H. Branton and the late Barbara Shook Branton of Cartersville, GA.
Mrs. Harwell graduated from Cartersville High School, Mercer University and the University of Louisville.
Mrs. Harwell was committed to her faith and served alongside her husband in their churches and communities. She was a teacher for 24 years in the Louisville and Clinton school systems.
She is survived by her husband Rev. Dr. Blake Harwell; and two children, Brindley Harwell (Donovan) Bennett and Abigail Harwell, all of Clinton. She is also survived by her parents, Charles and Cathy Branton, of Cartersville; sisters, Alecia Bearden of Calhoun, Kristi Waldrop and stepsister, Deanne Raines of Cartersville, and stepbrother Donald Craig of Madeira Beach, FL. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
A private funeral service will be held in Clinton, SC, on Sunday September 20 at Clinton First Baptist Church. An outdoor Celebration of Life Ceremony, with masks, will be held in Cartersville at Heritage Baptist Church on September 26 at 10 am. The family has asked that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Clinton First Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 95, Clinton, SC, 29325 or online at www.clintonfbc.us/. Gray Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.