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Julia Reed Hartzell

ROCK HILL -- Mrs. Julia Reed Hartzell, 61, of Rock Hill, S.C. died peacefully at her home Friday, Nov. 2, 2007, after a two-year battle with cancer. Born in Martinsville, Va., the daughter of the late Charles Harmon and Grace Litts Reed, she was raised in Charlotte, N.C. and lived there until her marriage.

Julie was a person who never met a stranger. She delighted in meeting people and always treated them as long lost friends. After graduating from Central Piedmont Community College, she went to work for Belk Store Services in their data processing department. She liked the detail of working with computers and data management. She met her future husband Cleon in 1979 and said she knew right away that this was the one. Married in May of 1980, she moved to Rock Hill to become a dedicated homemaker and companion to him. Her hobbies included reading, making cross-stitch pictures and solving crossword puzzles. Julie enjoyed boating with her husband "Lee" on Lake Wylie, vacations with dear friends at Edisto Beach and visiting the many national parks of the Western United States. Raised the middle child of the Reed family, she learned early the value of close family ties and enjoyed participating in the many seasonal gatherings of the Reed clan. Julie joined the Charity League of Charlotte just as her mother had and spent many happy hours helping create some of the crafts sold at their annual bazaar to support a children's nursery.

Julie is survived by her husband, Cleon; brother, Harmon Reed and his wife, Dorinda of Chapin; brother, Edward Reed and his wife, Sandra of Greer; and their daughter, Alicia of Charleston.

The family would like to thank the many wonderful people at Hospice and Community Care of Rock Hill for their care and support, and especially Debbie Campbell and Phyllis Walker.

A memorial service to celebrate Julie's life will be 6 p.m. Wednesday at Greene Funeral Home Northwest Chapel, 2133 Ebenezer Road in Rock Hill, with the Rev. Ken Lake officiating. The family will receive visitors immediately after the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the American Cancer Society, 128 Stonemark Lane, Columbia, SC 29210, Hospice and Community Care, P.O. Box 993, Rock Hill, SC 29731, or the charity of the donors choice.