Russell Russ Boles

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Russell 'Russ' Boles

SALISBURY - Mr. Russell Maurice "Russ" Boles, age 66, of Fairmont Ave., Salisbury passed Wednesday, April 18, 2012, at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem.

Mr Boles was born June 24, 1946 in New York to the late Ella Harrell. He was a graduate of the public schools of New York and attended Colorado Technical University. He retired from State of New York and the U.S. Marine Corp where he received a Purple Heart.

A member of Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Church, he was a member of the Layman League, Men's Book Study, Sunday School, Prayer Ministry, Grant Writing and Wednesday Night Bible Study.

A son, Spencer Obadiah Boles, preceded him in death in 2007.

Survivors are sons, Russell Boles, of Md., Brian Boles, Malone, of NY and Khalid Boles, NC; daughter, Nyimah, Boles, Gainesville, Fla.; brothers, James Geer, of NY, NY, Christopher Geer, of Boston, Mass., Lester Layne, of NY, NY and Cedric Harrell, Corunna, Mich.; sisters, Janice Glass, Corunna, Mich. and Ronnie Cole, Cleveland, Ohio; a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Visitation and Services: Funeral service will be 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 24, 2012 with the visitation at 12 noon at Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Church with the pastor, Rev. Dr. Clary Phelps, officiating. Burial with military rites will be in U.S. National Cemetery, 501 Statesville Blvd.

Services entrusted to Hairston Funeral Home, Inc.

Published in Salisbury Post on Apr. 22, 2012
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