Irene V. Russ, age 103, of Magnolia died Saturday, February 23, 2019 at Lifetouch Hospice of El Dorado, AR. Mrs. Russ was born March 24, 1915 in McNeil, AR. She is the daughter of the late George T. and the late Mary J. (Stovall) McCullough. She married Jacob Gannaway Russ on December 27, 1936. She was predeceased by her husband, the Rev. Jacob Gannaway Russ on April 20, 1991.
Mother Russ was also predeceased by one of her sons, John Russ.
She is survived by four daughters: Wheirda Cooper of McNeil, AR, Emma Joyce Johnson of Dallas, TX, Verna Love of Englewood, CA and Theodoris Canada of Milwaukee, WI, and two sons: James Curtis Russ and Josepheus Russ, both of Magnolia; fifteen grandchildren and a great host of great-grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren; two sisters: Maude Crumpler of San Francisco, CA and Thelma Green of Detroit, MI.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 9, at Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church, 900 S Washington, Magnolia, with Pastor Bobby J. Harris, officiating. Burial will follow at Macedonia Cemetery, Hwy 98, McNeil, under the direction of Henderson Funeral Service.
Visitation will be from noon until 4:00 p.m. on Friday, March 8, at the funeral home and on Saturday morning, March 9, at the church from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. There will be NO VIEWING after the service. Online guestbook available at www.hendersonsmortuary.com.