Robert A. Harwell
(November 17, 1947 - February 24, 2013)
Robert Harwell, owner of Summer Duck Kennels, passed away Sunday, February 24, 2013.
Robert was a professional dog trainer for 33 years. He trained 4400 dogs
which included 49 elite finished retrievers, along with Dinger the
baseball dog for the Myrtle Beach Pelicans and Scout of the Durham
Bulls. He also trained all breeds for obedience and served at one time
as President of the Palmetto Retriever Club.
Robert was born November 17, 1947, a son of the late Robert Monroe and
Marjorie Arnette Harwell. He graduated from Hemingway High School and
Charleston Southern University.
He was an avid duck hunter and had a love for the great outdoors. He was
a member of the Pee Dee Ducks Unlimited Chapter in Hemingway and the
name of his duck hunting club was Cypress Slough. He was a deacon at
Kingsburg Baptist Church. Robert was blessed with so many loving friends
and family, and he will be greatly missed.
He leaves behind his wife of 43 years, Sherry Swan Harwell; daughters,
Shelly (Yanis) Bellil of Charleston and Maggie (Gary) Owens of
Johnsonville; and lovingly known as “Old Grandad” to his four
grandchildren, Bailey and Dylan Owens, Corinne and Maksem Bellil.;
sister, June Stuckey of Kingstree; brothers, Jerry (Patti) Harwell of
Georgetown and Ken Harwell of Beaufort; 6 nephews, 2 nieces, and 2
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at 11:00 in
the Morris Funeral Home Chapel in Hemingway with burial to follow in the
The family will receive friends from 6:00 till 8:00 PM Tuesday at Morris Funeral Home, 416 N. Main St., Hemingway, SC 29554.
In lieu of flowers a personal donation of blood or a donation to the
American Red Cross, 1555-B West Palmetto St., Florence, SC 29501 or a
Red Cross location near you, will be greatly appreciated.
At Summer Duck Kennels, we would like to thank all of our patrons over the past 33 years. It's been an amazing experience meeting all those who truly appreciate a well-trained dog. What a wonderful life!