RUSSELL, Myrtis Rowe, 91, a resident of LaPine, died March 13, 2014. Born April 2, 1922, she was preceded in death by her parents, former Montgomery County Commissioners Hiram E. Rowe and Lola E. Rowe (the first female County Commissioner), her husband, Ernest Wayne Russell, Sr., and her daughter, Bonnie Karen Russell.
Her Visitation will be held on Sunday, March 16, 2014, at 2 PM, at Leak Memory Chapel, followed by her Funeral Service at 3 PM, with Drs. R. Lawson Bryan and Karl Stegall officiating, with burial to follow in Greenwood Cemetery.
Survivors include her sons, Ernest Wayne Russell, Jr. (Shan Till), Thomas E. Russell (Jane Trotter), and G. Earl Russell (Dianne Guy); grandchildren, Mitzi Russell McIntyre, Ronald Wayne "Rusty" Russell, Tina Russell Douglass, Kandy Russell, Rhonda Russell McDuffee, Thomas Heath Russell, Chad Jordan, and Jay Jordan. Pallbearers will be Ronald Wayne Russell, Thomas Heath Russell, Eddie Russell, John H. Russell, Robert Neal Russell, and Frank Lassiter. Honorary Pallbearers will be Perry Rowe, Jerry Rowe, John Hiram Lassiter, and Gunter Guy. Special thanks to her caregivers, Eva Foster, Linda Washington, Leebena Foster, and to Gentiva Hospice. Memorials may be made to The First United Methodist Church of Montgomery - 2416 West Cloverdale Park - Montgomery, AL 36106. Online condolences may be made at www.leak-mc.com.
Published in the Montgomery Advertiser from Mar. 14 to Mar. 16, 2014