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James Elbert Russell

November 6, 1925 ~ April 8, 2017 (age 91)

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Service for James “J. E.” Elbert Russell Jr., age 91, of Decatur, will be Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at  2:00 p.m., with visitation one hour prior to the service at Shelton Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Danny Compton and Rev. Patrick Gunn officiating.  The family will receive friends Tuesday, April 11, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.  Interment will be at Russell Cemetery on George W. Russell road in Decatur.    

Mr. Russell, who died Saturday, April 8, 2017, at NHC Moulton, was born November 6, 1925, in Morgan Co., to James E. Russell Sr. and Agnes Lovelady Russell. 

He is survived by three sons, Keith Russell, Kelvin Russell, both of Decatur, and Benny Russell of Athens, two daughters, Debbie Russell and Donna Russell, both of Decatur, one brother, Ray Russell of Florida,  nine grandchildren and eight great grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild.

Pallbearers will be Ray Dotson, Donald Pace, Chris Coolidge, Jackie McDougle, Kennan Smith, David Woodall, and Brad Broodworth.

Honorary pallbearers will be former co-workers at Wolverine Tube. 

In lieu of flowers family request donations be made to the J. E. and Nila Russell Scholarship fund for West Morgan Elementary School,  Trinity, Alabama.

 Service Information

April 11, 2017

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Shelton Funeral Home
2105 Beltline Road, S.W.
Decatur, Alabama 35601

Funeral Service
April 12, 2017

2:00 PM
Shelton Funeral Home
2105 Beltline Road, S.W.
Decatur, Alabama 35601

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