The Valdosta Daily Times
Wendell Russell, 85, of Valdosta, died Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012, at Lakehaven Nursing Home. He was born on Jan. 4, 1927, in Thomas County, Ga., to the late James E. and Lucille Sasser Russell. Mr. Russell worked in automotive parts service and sales, was a veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard and a member of Perimeter Road Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Nadine L. Russell of Valdosta; two sons and daughters-in-law, James (Jim) and Anita Russell of Leesburg, Ga., Richard and Cindy Russell of Crawfordville, Fla.; eight grandchildren, Shannon Thomas (Andy), Jason Russell (Hannah), Stephanie Purvis (Josh), Sloan Russell, Sarah Marie Russell, Tara Huggins (Matthew), Jordan Russell and Matt Russell; four great- grandchildren, Ava Thomas, Drew Thomas, Cade Purvis and Nora Kate Purvis; one sister, Miriam Knight of Thomasville.
Graveside funeral service will be held Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, at 2 p.m. in Sunset Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Brian Anderson and Charlie Fleetwood officiating. Burial will follow. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. today at the Carson McLane Funeral Home. Condolences to the family may be expressed online at www.mclanecares.com. — Carson McLane Funeral Home