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Whitfield Funeral Home
Little Davenport
Hamilton Mill

Harrison Royce Olvey

Obituary Date: Sunday, September 3, 2023


Harrison Royce Olvey had a future as bright as the sun. He was tragically taken from us on September 3rd at the age of 25 while trying to stop a crime in progress. He graduated in December from Kennesaw State with a degree in Finance and was a member of the Pi Kappa Phi fraternity. “Harry” touched the lives of everyone he met. He never met a stranger and always knew someone wherever he went. Born April 29, 1998 and raised in Suwanee, GA he was loved by his teachers, coaches, countless friends, and of course his family.

He will be greatly missed by his mother Autumn Ernst, who lovingly refers to Harrison as “my sweet boy,” and his younger sister Addison Lin Olvey. Harrison’s father Steven Olvey preceded him in death, as did his grandmother

Irene Dunn, grandfather Edward Royce Olvey and his step-grandfather Gaylon Rainwater. Harrison is survived by his step-father Tony Casteel, step-siblings Miles, Quinn and Piper Casteel, his grandfather Russell Ernst, grandmothers Vicki Ernst, Cathy Ernst, and Barbara Rainwater, also by his uncles Brett Ernst (Brittney), Jason Ernst, his aunt ShannonTolleson (Mike) and numerous great aunts and uncles, and cousins.

Harrison loved the outdoors, and was fortunate to have traveled to Yosemite numerous times, as well as a recent trip to the Bahamas. He loved hanging out with his friends, dancing, listening to music, and attending the Atlanta Braves and Atlanta United games. He was a natural athlete that excelled in lacrosse at North Gwinnett High School. He was smart, witty and loved to debate, yet he could disarm you with his infectious laugh. He was just a super-likeable young man that everyone enjoyed being around. He touched the lives of so many and always left a lasting impression. Harrison was one of the good ones and he will never be forgotten.

A Celebration of Life will be held Friday September 15th.

In lieu of Flowers, consider a donation to Go Fund Me where a memorial scholarship in Harrison’s name is being established:

To express condolences, please sign our online guest book at  Arrangements By: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory, Buford, GA (770) 932-1133.

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