Funeral services for Melvin G. "Bill" Russell, age 96, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, February 7, 2014 at the chapel of Golden Funeral Home with the Rev. Kyle Peters officiating. Interment will be in Christ Church Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 12 p.m. until 2 p.m. Friday at Golden Funeral Home.
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Mr. Russell, a retired International Paper Company employee and resident of Bastrop, passed away Wednesday, February 5, 2014. He was a Master Mason of Mt. Gerezim Lodge in Bastrop, a 33rd degree Mason of the Scottish Rite in Monroe and a Shriner.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Wilda Russell, and granddaughter, Amanda Shinn.
Mr. Russell is survived by his wife Charlene Russell; son-in-law, Artie Shinn and wife Donna of Little Rock, Ark.; and six grandchildren.
Serving as pallbearers will be Tony Tullos, Jim Wilson, Earl Tackett, Eugene Copeland, Sherman Thompson, Frank Mushinski, Jerry Deville and Floyd Tubbs. Honorary pallbearers are J.H. Lockwood and Jack Spigner.
Golden Funeral Home - Bastrop
2016 East Madison
Bastrop, LA 71220
Published in Bastrop Daily Enterprise on Feb. 7, 2014