Clara Russell

Wednesday, June 25, 2003

Clara Belle Russell, 92, of Oak Grove, Fla., died Monday, June 23, 2003, in Pensacola, Fla.

She was born Dec. 15, 1910, in Westville, Fla., daughter of John and Becky Belle Currie Braxton. She married Jay E. Russell, who preceded her in death.

Survivors include five sons, Robert Russell of Oak Grove, Danny Russell of Pensacola, Fla., Emmett Russell of Jonesville, La., Keith Russell of Cape Girardeau, Johnny Russell of Milton, Fla.; two daughters, Betty Thompson of Pensacola Beach, Fla., Billie Marsh of Oak Grove; 23 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Friends may call at New Life Fellowship in Walnut Hill, Fla., after 10 a.m. today.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. today at the church, with Benny Stokes officiating. Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. in Bayview Memorial Cemetery in Pensacola.

Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home in Atmore, Ala., is in charge of arrangements.