Calvin Ray Russell

Mar 31, 2013

Loving Son and Brother

WAYNESVILLE — Calvin Ray Russell, 55, passed away on Friday, March 29, 2013, at his residence.

A native of Haywood County, he was the son of Louise Hunter Russell and the late Charles Safford Russell.  He retired from Canton Hardwood with 32 years service as a forester.  Calvin loved the Lord and was a member of Camp Branch Free Will Baptist Church.  He had a heart of gold and enjoyed fishing, hunting and being with his family.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by a son, Marion Russell of Waynesville; a sister, Elva Woody and her husband, Claude, of Waynesville; a brother Albert Russell of Waynesville; one grandson; a very special aunt, Ruth Hunter Finger, whom he adored; a special friend, Bonnie Sutton; several nieces and nephews and Calvin’s special dog, “Molly.”

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, in the Waynesville Chapel of Wells Funeral Home with the Rev. Jerry Nelson officiating.  Burial will follow at Garrett-Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.  The family will receive friends from 12:30 until 1:45 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.

For those who desire, an on-line memorial register is available at “Obituaries” at “www.wellsfuneralhome.com”

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