Richard Harkins

February 14, 1944 – February 26, 2019

Richard, Daddy, Pepaw, and Pawpaw, a man loved by many names.  

Mr. Harless Richard Harkins, age 75, of Cleveland, Georgia, went home Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019.

Richard was born in Habersham County to the late Thomas Harkins and Mildred Turner.  He retired from NOK to continue his love of farming. Richard became a caretaker to everyone he met. 

Waiting for Richard to come home are his wife, Ethelene Harkins, sister, Margaret Turner, Uncle Herman Winkler, along with his parents.

Survivors include son and daughter-in-law, Tony and DJ, Cleveland, Georgia; daughter, Katrena, Cleveland, Georgia; daughter and son-in-law, Lisa and Ray, Cleveland, Georgia; mother, Mildred Harkins, Cleveland, Georgia; brother, Thomas Harkins, Cleveland, Georgia; sister, Brenda Lee, Dahlonega, Georgia; mother of Tony and Lisa, Janice B. Harkins; nephew, Ronald Truelove and family; brother-in-law, Kenneth Moody; sister-in-law, Barbara Hunter; 12 grandchildren; many great-grandkids; many close friends.

A celebration of life and farewell will be held 3 p.m. Saturday, March 2, 2019, at Mt. View Baptist Church. The Rev. Dave Fortner and Rev. Kip Lee will officiate. 

A family-and-friends tribute & gathering will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, March 1, 2019 at the funeral home. 

To share a memory or condolence with the family, visit

Barrett Funeral Home, Cleveland.

White County News

Mailing Address:
13 E. Jarrard St.
Cleveland, Ga 30528

Phone: 706-865-4718
Fax: 706-865-3048