James G. Russell, Sr., 88, retired accountant of Winnfield, died at 11:35 p.m. Wednesday, October 11, 1967 in a local hospital after a lengthy illness.
The deceased was a native of Blanchard, Michigan, but moved with the Tremone Lumber Company to Winnfield 65 years ago. For the past several years he was employed as bookkeeper for a local wholesale grocery.
Mr. Russell was an active member of the First Methodist Church where he served on the board of stewards for many years. He had taught Sunday School classes, all ages ranging from 6 to 60 years.
Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in First Methodist Church with Rev. Richard Walton officiating, assisted by Rev. R. H. Staples and Rev. Edgar Dufrense. Burial was in Winnfield Cemetery under direction of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home.
Survivors include three sons, J. G. Russell, Jr., of Winnfield, Lawrence Russell of Alexandria, and Donald Russell of Bossier City; three daughters, Mrs. Max Allen of Winnfield, Mrs. Clyde Corley, Bastrop, and Mrs. Charles Dark of Cleveland, Texas; 10 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.
Pallbearers were J. W. Wroten, Dennis Shell, Harper Terrell, Dudley Shell, Newton Forrest, and Jack Gaar.
Published in The Winn Parish Enterprise News-American, October 19, 1967
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