Funeral services for Danny Russell were held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 25, 2019, at Crooked Creek Baptist Church. Daniel Edward Russell Sr., 75, passed away on Friday, Nov. 22, 2019, at his residence. Rev. Earl Clark, Rev. Mike Grenn and Rev. Malcolm Rester officiated. Interment followed in the Russell Family Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Tony Watson, Drake Russell, T.R. Russell, Larry Fuller, Ashley Watson and Stanley Stephens. Honorary bearers were Larry Foster, Homer “Bull” Cliburn, Fred Sykes and in memoriam, Ray Ross.
Saulters Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Danny Russell was born on Jan. 19, 1944, in Urbana, Illinois, to Thomas Robert Russell I and Bertile Stephens Polk Russell. He was a paper maker in the paper industry. He was a member of Crooked Creek Baptist Church.
Danny was preceded in death by his parents and his granddaughter, Jacy Lee Riley.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Linda Watson Russell of Silver Creek; two sons, Daniel Edward Russell Jr. (Cindy) of Lucedale and William Lance Russell (Kayla) of Silver Creek; two daughters, Amy Russell Riley (Jason) of New Hebron and Pamela Watson Smith (David) of Silver Creek; 10 grandchildren, Casie Russell Riley (Brandon), William Drake Russell, Scarlet Breann Russell, Andrew Gabriel Riojas, Colton James Riojas, Abby Riley Crider (Jeret), Carley Riley Reeves (Blake), Callie Walker Lewis (Kirk), Cori Walker Calcote (Cody) and Georgie Briana Walker; 11 great-grandchildren, Jax, Skylar, Colt, AnaMolly, Adeline, Baby Collins, Mercer, Cruz, Tyne, Truss and Jaylee; one brother, Thomas Robert Russell II (Janie) of Shivers and one sister, Brenda Russell Loftin (Danny) of Collins.
Visitation was Sunday, Nov. 24, 201,9 from 5 – 9 p.m. at Crooked Creek Baptist Church.
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