Gene and Michelle, I can't tell you how shocked I was to read Russ' obituary in the Madison Co. paper. My heart is breaking for you. I remember, Gene,when you worked with me in ASC in Athens and we talked about our children so much! Hard to believe Russ is 36. I tried to locate you in Farm Bureau, did'nt realize you had been gone from there so long. Wish I could get in touch to tell you both how sorry I am for your loss, can't imagine the pain. Gene, call me when you have a minute (706-353-8084). I will keep all of you in my thoughts and prayers. Remember God knows best. Love you all, Fannie Wood
Michelle & Family,
I am so sorry for your loss. I worked with you many years ago at MCCG. I remember the love you expressed for your family. Please know my prayers are with you and your family during this time and always.
My thoughts & prayers go out to the family. Such a sad loss.
Gene and Michelle,
I just heard about your loss and my heart is aching for you. I will have you in my prayers.
Russ was an awesome friend to hang with in school. I cant believe what im seein. I'm sorry to his family & wife & children. God bless allof you.
Michelle and Family, our thoughts and prayers are with you. We are so sorry. There are no words, my heart goes out to you and your family.
Gene and Michelle
Russ and my son Chris Balkcom graduated from Mt De Sales together. We talked several times at Home and School Meeting. Russ had been to our home many times was always well mannered and a heart of gold. In a lot of ways he and Chris were a lot alike.
May God wrap his arms around you in comfort. Know that Chris and myself were deepened saddened by your loss.
Michelle and Gene
My son Chris Balkcom graduated from Mt De Sales together. It has been a long time ago but we talked about our sons at home and school meeting. I can't tell you how deeply sorry I am for your loss. Russ had a heart of gold he would do anything for you. May God hold you in the palm of his hands and surround you with love.
I am so sorry to hear about Russ. Please know you and the family are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
my prayers are with you. arlene collins
Gene and Michelle,
So sad to hear of your loss! My heart is full for you. I wish I could give you both a huge hug.
xoCynthia Massey Buchanan
praying for you and your family. May God give you the strength to endure this tragedy
Michelle and Gene,
we are so sorry for your loss of Russ. There are no words we can say to take away your pain. Just know that you are in our prayer and thoughts each and every day. May God give you the strength to endure and heal. We love you and are praying for you and family.
Susan Barron and Margaret Brown
Michelle and Gene, we am sorry about your loss. you have been in our prayers and thoughts every day. There are no words that can make your pain go away. Just remember that we are thinking of you both and pray God gives you the strength to survive this terrible tragedy.
I am at a loss for words, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers! I have fond memories of Russ from high school and will cherish them always!
Len and I have watched Russ grow up for the past 23 year's of his life. We both will miss him so much he was always willing to come to our house if I needed help doing something. We both send our prayers to your family and will always be there for them.
My thoughts and prayers are with you. I am so sorry for your losses. Please let me help you if there's anything I can do. I'll be glad to babysit or anything else you need, even if it's just a shoulder to cry on.
Erin, our thoughts and prayers go out to you during this time.
Cliff & Amiee Rushin
Gene and Michelle
Sorry to hear of the untimely death of Russ. I wish we had words strong enough to comfort you both at this time. Just know that the both of you will be in our thoughts and prayers during your time of grief.
I am so sorry to hear about Russ. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
Dear Erin This is your Cousin Kem Belcher Key I'm So sorry for your loss. I want you to know you are in my prayers every night. Tom, Jonna and I will be at Pitman's service. We can't make it to Russ's service. His family is in our prayers also.
We were so sorry to hear of Russ' passing. Please know you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time.
With sincere sympathy. Our prayer is for comfort and peace.
Deborah E. Fraley
I was so saddened to hear of Russ' passing and I'm so sorry for your loss. Russ will be missed by all who knew him.
So saden to hear of the death of Russ. I went to grade school with Russ and we were great friends! Loved him dearly!
Kristy Looney Lord
My heart is so saddened by this sudden loss. I will continue to shine my light for Russ so that his soul will find peace & hope that peace & love fill the hearts of those he has left behind. Your family has always been such a big part of my story; my life. No matter how far we travel or how long it's been I am grateful for the memories & the chance to call you friend. One Love.
For my brother Russ: too young, too soon. Much love, my friend. I'm gonna miss the hell out of you, man. Ma and Gene, my heart aches. I almost can't wrap my head around this. Sending much love to you two, to the Bri-ahh-ree, especially Gage, and to little miss Aspen Grace. Never forget how much he loved you. His physical form may be gone, but he will always love you. And to Erin, I'm so sorry. I can't express how sad I am, and I send healing energy.
Hold your loved ones tight. Always. Sometimes we don't know how little time we have.
Much love. E
Erin, I am so sorry for your losses, please now that you and the family are in my prayers
Gene & Family,
I am so sorry to hear about your son Russ. My thoughts & prayers are with you & your family during this difficult time.
Michelle and Gene,
Please know we are Thinking of and praying for both of you and your family. We were saddened when we got the phone call this morning, but know that God's grace is suffucient We are out of state all week at a meeting but hope our paths cross soon.
Love and prayers, T E and Evera
Gene and Michelle
I was so sorry to hear about Russ. I can't begin to imagine what you are going thru. I pray that God give you strength
Gene and Family,
I am so sorry about Russ and I will be praying for you and your family. God can give you the strength to make it thru.
I sure have missed you at work.
Dear Gene and Michelle, I am so sorry for this tragic event. I cannot begin to imagine what you all are going thru. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Love, Vickie
My heart and prayers are with the entire family,I will oh so miss you Russ.The memories of our time spent together here on earth can never be taken away.We will meet again my friend.
We don't always understand why things happen..All we can dois lok to God for peace and He will grant it.
Michelle & Gene,
You are in our prayers. We were heartbroken to hear of the loss of Russ. We love you and will continue to keep you and your family in our prayers.
Our thoughts and players are with you and your family as you celebrate the life of your beloved son.
May the love and strength of God forever comfort you.
Erin my heart goes out to you and your entire family. Russ and James will truly be missed. My most sincere and heartfelt sympathies for you dear friend.......remember all of the wonderful times and keep them forever cherished in your heart. God bless you and your sweet little angel girl Aspen Grace........
May you find strength from the prayers and thoughts of family, friends and others who are thinking of both families at this time. GOD will always be with you.