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June 7, 2013

Howard W. Russell

Howard W. Russell

NEWNAN, Ga. — Howard Willis Russell, 72, passed away Wednesday, May 29, 2013, at his home in Newnan, Ga. He was born Dec. 13, 1940, in Delhi, to the late Lawrence Russell and Georgia Ruling Russell. He grew up Bloomville and was educated in the Kortright public school system.

Howard began work at REA Cooperative Electric before beginning a 37-year career as a lineman with Jersey Central Power & Light. He was a member of Emory Chapel United Methodist Church in Newnan.

He leaves behind: wife, Joan Russell; brother, Wayne Russell; children, Dan (Cassie) Russell, Tony (Jennifer) Russell, Scott (Theresa) Russell, Kyle (Lisa) Russell, Nora (Zan) Zettler, Doug (Darlene) Reeves, Tamia (Gerhard) Frenz; and 13 grandchildren.

A celebration of life service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, June 1, at Emory Chapel United Methodist Church with the Rev. Mike Ayers officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to Emory Chapel United Methodist Church, 2677 Hwy 34 West, Newnan, GA 30263.

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