Kenneth Able Harmon, 67, of Newberry, died Sunday, May 17, 2015, at his residence.

Born on November 5, 1947, in Newberry, he was a son of the late Rufus Colie and Bessie Turner Harmon. He was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War and a member of Pioneer Baptist Church.

Mr. Harmon is survived by his wife, Kay Morris Harmon; sons, Matthew (Melanie) Harmon of Charleston and Daniel Harmon of Elizabethtown, KY; a daughter, Heather (Thor) Harmon Colberg of Charlotte, NC; a sister, Brenda Posey of Lexington and seven grandchildren. He was predeceased by brothers, Paul Harmon and Ben Harmon.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Wednesday, May 20, 2015, at Glenn Street Baptist Church by the Rev. Bill McDonald and Rev. Michael Whitesides. Burial will follow in Newberry Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Tuesday from 7:00 – 8:00 pm at McSwain-Evans Funeral Home. The family will be at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Otto Morris, 2033 Dean Street, Newberry. Memorials may be made to the charity of one's choice.

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#20 Steven Bedenbaugh 2017-03-08 11:58
Miss You Uncle Kenneth.
#19 Katiebug 2017-02-01 22:44
I can't believe it's been almost 2 years ago since I lat talked to him miss you so much papaw Harmon wise I could have you back
#18 Toby Tarver 2015-05-21 22:24
I am sorry to hear of Kenneth's "Abe' passing. He was a blast in school. He didn't meet a stranger. He was a true American soldier!! Many teen age and young adult memories of "Abe"
#17 Sammie Graham 2015-05-20 14:13
Abe, you were a great guy to have known. We carried a heavy burden being Vietnam Vets, but we served our God, our Country, our family, and our community. God Bless you my friend.
#16 Sarah and Kevin Reed 2015-05-20 13:16
Heather, We are so very sorry to hear of your family's loss. We will be praying for all of you. Love you!

Kevin & Sarah Reed
Austin, Alex, Ian, & Marzya
#15 Karen Swift 2015-05-20 11:46
To all the family & especially Daniel, What we have once enjoyed, we can never really lose. All that we love deeply becomes part of us..Grant but memory to us, and we lose nothing by death...My deepest heartfelt condolences..Lo ve to you always Daniel Harmon....You and your family are in my prayers..So sorry for your loss...
#14 Martha Glenn 2015-05-20 09:40

Was so sorry to learn of the passing of your husband.
Tommy and I send our deepest sympathy to you and your family. May God comfort you and sustain you at this sad time. Lean on our Heavenly Father to see you through the coming days. Our love to you.
#13 Martha Glee 2015-05-20 09:37

Was so sorry to hear about the passing of your husband. Tommy and I send our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Cherish the memories and know others are praying for you. May the comfort of our heavenly Father be with you and sustain you in this sad time.
#12 Vicki Hendrix 2015-05-20 09:34
So very sorry to learn of Kenneth's passing. Always enjoyed him picking on me and everyone else. He could keep you laughing. All of you are in my prayers. May you feel the arms of God wrapped around you.
#11 Barbara Johnson 2015-05-19 21:30
Kay Just read about Abe I'm so sorry. I had back surgery last Monday and can't drive so I can't come to the funeral but you Heather, and Matt are in my prayers.
#10 Zach & Lena Hayslip 2015-05-19 15:47
Our thoughts and Prayers go out to your family.....He will be missed.
#9 katie 2015-05-19 14:24
he will be missed by the harmon family and by me dad and mamaw kay
#8 paul hutchinson 2015-05-19 11:20
kay and family:I was shocked and saddened to learn of Abe passing.He and i had many good times years ago.He was the funniest friend i ever had.He will be missed by all that knew him.God bless you all.
#7 Mandy Linger 2015-05-19 09:01
It's with deep sympathy from Nick and I. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family at this time.
#6 Anita O. Kinard 2015-05-18 23:46
We were so sorry to hear of Abe's passing! Keeping you all in thought and prayer! GOD Bless! The Kinard Family
#5 Polly W. turner 2015-05-18 20:22
Kay and Family I am so sorry to hear about Abe. He has always been a jolly ole soul and I'm gonna miss seeing him at Lowe's. When I'd see Abe I would always ask him , where's your better half. Kay my heart goes out to you and your family. Hold onto and cherish the many memories you have of him. Take comfort in knowing he's in a better place. Kay I'm just a call away if you need anything or just want to talk.
#4 Alice Shealy Boozer 2015-05-18 17:24
I am so sorry to hear about Kenneth's passing. We grew up together on the same street and finished school together. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. May your wonderful memories sustain you during your time of grief and keep you close. God has promised us eternal life. What a wonderful blessing that is.
#3 Deb & Derrill Taylor 2015-05-18 15:18
To all the family, Abe was always such a cut up, this news comes as a shock. He was a dear person and was always saying things to make you laugh. He will be missed by all that knew him. Hold on to the wonderful memories.
Our sincere sympathy for all of you during this time of grief.
#2 Jeannie & Brent S. 2015-05-18 13:21
Kay,Heather,Mat t & Grandchildren, I am so sorry for your loss. The news came as a great shock as I am sure it was for you. Abe will be greatly missed. May God hold you and keep you during this very difficult time. When Abe and I worked together, there was never a dull moment. I enjoyed every minute of it.

Jeannie & Brent Stribble
#1 Brandi & Dan Graham 2015-05-18 08:51
Heather, Matt, & Ms. Kay...

I'm so very sorry to hear of Mr. Kenneth's passing. He was such a fun-loving person. When I think of him, I think of how much he loved his family, and always tried to make us laugh! May his memory live on in your hearts forever, and the peace of Christ comfort you all through this difficult time. Love you all!

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