Mr. Eugene Haynes “Gene” Russell, 78, of Fayetteville, passed away on Sept. 26, 2012. He served his country in the U.S. Navy and was retired from the Federal Aviation Administration. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Loretta Russell; daughter, Cyndi (Karl) Harstvedt; daughter, Kathy (Stacy) Ferguson; son, Ray (Tina) Russell; grandchildren, Talishia, Treavor, Ashley, Britteny, Talina, Britney, Nathaniel, Tierra, Chelsey, Tristen and Renn; great-grandchildren, Aaliyah, Karlie, Kylie, Kylie, Deanna, Shaylee and Jayden; brother, Bill Russell; sister, Clare Gardner and sister-in-law, Marie (James) Tucker.
A funeral service will be held on Sunday, Sept. 30, at 3:30 p.m. at Forest Park Church of Christ, 5238 Phillips Drive, Lake City, Ga. 30260. Stacy Ferguson and Steve Vice will officiate. The family will receive friends on Sunday from 2:30 to 3:30 prior to the service. Those desiring may make donations to The Raintree Village Children’s Home, 3757 Johnston Road, Valdosta, Ga. 31601 or The Christian Assistance Foundation in care of Forest Park Church of Christ.
Carl J. Mowell & Son, Fayetteville-www.mowellfuneralhome.com