STANLEY - Fuller Millard "Russ" Russell, 80, died Feb. 20, 2013.
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He was born in Alamance County, son of the late Edward Glenn and Louzetta Allred Russell.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Ruth Russell Marek; three brothers, Donald, Johnny and Bill Russell; a halfsister, Mary Smith; and a spe-cial family, Ernest and Ruby Coley. He was retired from Sears Roebuck Company after 36 years. He was a U.S. Navy veteran serving aboard the USS Onslow and was a member of Craig Memorial Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Jo Ann Kennedy Russell; two daughters, Brenda Russell Preston and husband Kenneth of Iron Station and Sherry Russell Webb and husband Mike, of Mount Holly; one brother, James Russell; one half brother, Kenneth Russell; one half sister, Janice Collins; two grandchildren, Jennifer Preston Hybarger and husband, Matt, of Iron Station, and Christopher Preston and wife, Liz, of Iron Station; and three great-grandchildren Rylan Preston, and Layton and Jaycie Hybarger.
A service to celebrate the life of Mr. Russell will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Craig Memorial Baptist Church with the Revs. Gary Rankin and Trent Rankin officiating.
Interment will be at Hillcrest Gardens Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Woodlawn Funeral Home in Mount Holly.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Lincoln County, 107 N. Cedar St., Lincolnton, NC 28092.
Woodlawn Funeral Home in Mount Holly is serving the family.
Published in Gaston Gazette from Feb. 21 to Feb. 22, 2013