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1935 John 2024

Rev. Dr. John Elliotte Harwood, Jr.

December 18, 1935 — April 3, 2024

Elon

     Rev. Dr. John Elliotte Harwood, Jr., age 88, of Elon, passed away on Wednesday, April 3, 2024 at Alamance Regional Medical Center after a brief illness.

     Born in Prince Edward County, VA, he was the son of the late John E. Harwood, Sr. and the late Mary Scott Martin Harwood and was married for 51 years to Mrs. Gail Santilli Harwood, who survives.  He served for 41 years as a United Methodist Minister with the Virginia and North Carolina United Methodist Conference before retiring in 2002.  Following retirement he was an educator at Strayer University and Alamance Community College for eight years.  John’s motivation throughout his life was to care for others, shown first in ministry to his congregations and after he retired in teaching his community college students the critical thinking skills which would benefit them in whatever paths their lives took.  Rev. Harwood attended Front St. United Methodist Church and was a member of the Church Choir.  John was an avid nature lover and photographer and enjoyed capturing nature in pictures.  He also loved music, playing the piano and collecting fountain pens.

     Rev. Harwood is survived by his wife of the home; two children, Margaret Scott Harwood and her husband, Dan Dunlop, and John Carlton Harwood and his wife, Melissa; four grandchildren, Meg Cowan, Skylar Mailhes, Sydney Harwood and Carter Harwood; a sister, Susan H. Paul; a brother, Scott Harwood; and numerous nieces, nephews and close friends.

     A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM Thursday, April 11, 2024 at Front St. United Methodist Church by Rev. Marshall Old and Rev. Ray Warren.  The family will receive friends following the service in the Heritage Center at the church.

     In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alamance Community College Foundation at www.accfoundation.com or P.O. Box 8000, Graham, NC 27253.

     You may send condolences and sign the online register at www.lowefuneralhome.com.

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Thursday, April 11, 2024

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Front Street United Methodist Church

136 S Fisher St, Burlington, NC 27215

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Thursday, April 11, 2024

Ends at 12:30 pm (Eastern time)

Front Street United Methodist Church

136 S Fisher St, Burlington, NC 27215

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