James Mavin Russell

Published 5:00 am Monday, May 23, 2005

Services for James Mavin Russell, of Hensley, Ark., are 11 a.m.Tuesday, May 24 at Cox Chapel in Oak Grove, La., with burial inKilbourne Cemetery in Kilbourne, La. The Rev. Aubrey Everett willofficiate.

Visitation is today from 3-9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mr. Russell, 85, died May 19, 2005, at St. Vincents Infirmary inLittle Rock. He was born in Oak Grove on Feb. 1, 1920, to RobertElmon Russell and Zona Isadora Bryant Russell.

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He was a school teacher and barber. He served in the Army.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his wife, Mary LeeFleming Russell; his sister, Melba Smith; and his brother, RobertClint Russell.

Survivors are his wife, Norma Lay Russell, of Hensley, Ark.; hisson, Ronald Mavin Russell, and his wife, Barbara, of Brookhaven;his daughters, Barbara Zona Russell Pilgreen and her husband, Jim,of Carrollton, and Rhoda Ilene Russell Everett and her husband,Aubrey, of Brookhaven; his sisters, Alene Ogden, of Bastrop, La.,and Marylene Johnson, of Monroe; seven grandchildren; and sixgreat-grandchildren.

Pallbearers are Scott Russell, Len Smith, Chas Dillion, RustyEverett, Les Graves II and Patrick Lay Daughtry.

Honorary pallbearers are Clyde Lester, Art Johnson, JimPilgreen, Sonny Fowler and Benji Everett.