2007-09-05 / Obituaries

Mrs. Elizabeth S. Russell

Mrs. Elizabeth S. Russell of Waynesboro, 78, wife of the late Billy Russell, entered into rest Thursday, Aug. 30, 2007, at University Hospital.

Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 1, from the chapel of DeLoach Kennedy Funeral Home with the Rev. Mitch Elder officiating.

Interment services will follow at Burke Memorial Gardens.

A native of Oglethorpe County, she had been a resident of Burke County since 1941. Mrs. Russell had retired from Burke Medical Center where she worked in the Business Office. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Waynesboro. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Joyce.

She is survived by her children, a daughter, Susan Russell Massey, and her husband, Stuart, of Snellville, Ga.; two sons; Alvin Michael (Mike) Russell and his wife, Kathy, of Mokena, Ill., and William (Bill) S. Russell and his wife, Delaine, of Waynesboro; her grandchildren, Alex Massey of Snellville, Laura Russell of Mokena, Christopher Russell of Stuart, Fla., Jessica, Joshua, Jennifer and April Russell of Waynesboro, and Craig Sapp of Statesboro, Ga.; and six great-grandchildren, Diamond, MaKayla, Mark, Evan, Alden and Maddox.

The family received friends Friday, Aug. 31, from 6-8 p.m. at DeLoach-Kennedy Funeral Home in Waynesboro.

Active pallbearers were Mike Burke, Tony McDaniel, Chuck Land, Steve Tidwell, Jody Ellison and Randy Smith.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that memorials be made to Georgia Breast Cancer Fund, 1945 Cliff Valley Way, Suite 240, Atlanta, GA 30329 (404-633-6499).

DeLoach-Kennedy Funeral Home, 842 Liberty St., Waynesboro, 706-554-3531, served the Russell Family.

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