Alpha Russ


Alpha Wright Tyree Russ, 91, of Longwood, died Thursday, June 27, 2013, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice of Brunswick County.
She was born July 8, 1921 in Columbus County, daughter of the late Leonard and Dallie Harrelson Wright. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Dennis Snow Russ.
Surviving are her son, David Lee Tyree of Burgaw; daughters, Betty Gayle Tyree Grainger of Longwood, Rosa Jane Russ Nofsinger of Kokomo, Ind., Gloria Dean Russ Hughes of Ash, Nelda Evonne Russ Thorsen of Shallotte; a stepdaughter, Irene; a brother Harold Wayne Wright of Florida; two sisters, Beatrice Wright Williams of Rockingham, Mary Pearl Wright Gross of Burgaw; and eight grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Sunday, June 30, 2013, at Brunswick Funeral Service Chapel with the Revs. Dwight Reaves and Lucas Grainger officiating. Burial will be in Ganus Cemetery on Ethridge Road, Longwood, N.C.
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Arrangements by Brunswick Funeral Service, Shallotte.
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Published in The Brunswick Beacon on July 3, 2013