Russell, Elizabeth "Betty"

Age: 77

Elizabeth “Betty” Russell, 77, of McDonough, died Sunday, March 20, 2011. Mrs. Russell was born in Ola, Ga., to the late Carl and Lillie Craig Shaw, Sr. She was a member of Timberridge Presbyterian Church. Mrs. Russell is survived by her husband of 57 years, Bobby Russell; children: Jeff Russell and Susie (Jimmy) Thurmond; grandchildren: Will Thurmond, Jack Thurmond, Katie Russell, and Emma Russell; great-granddaughter, Mackenlee Clemmons; siblings: Catherine Dilback and Carl (Coreda) Shaw, Jr.; brother-in-law, Carling Petty, all of McDonough; special friends, Georgia Mae Ellis and family; numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, March 23, at 11a.m., at the Chapel of Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors, with The Rev. Matt Allison and The Rev. James Miller officiating. Interment will follow at Timberridge Presbyterian Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends Tuesday, March 22, from 6 p.m., to 8 p.m., at Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Timberridge Presbyterian Church Youth Program, 2704 Highway 20 East, McDonough, Ga., 30252. Those who wish, may sign the online guest registry at www.cannonclevelandfunerals.com. Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements, (770) 914-1414.