Charlton Winfield “C.W.” Russell, 82

by | July 12, 2017 2:15 pm

Last Updated: July 12, 2017 at 2:19 pm

   Funeral services for Charlton Winfield “C.W.” Russell, 82, of Swainsboro were held Saturday, July 8, 2017 at 11 a.m. at Minton Chapel Advent Christian Church with Rev. Larry Withrow and Rev. Calvin Leavit officiating. Interment followed in the Minton Chapel Advent Christian Church Cemetery with Masonic Rites. He passed away Thursday, July 6, 2017 at Pruitt Health in Swainsboro.

   Mr. Charlton Winfield “C.W.” Russell was born on April 14, 1935 in Swainsboro to the late Ambrose Cleveland Sr. and Ruth H. Russell. He was a graduate of Swainsboro High School, Class of 1953, was the owner of Southern Farm and Gas Company, and was a member of Minton Chapel Advent Christian Church. Russell was a member and past worshipful master of the Masonic Lodge in Lousiville and a past member of the Swainsboro Shrine Club and the Alee Temple in Savannah. He was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Sara Cavanah Russell, and his brother, A.C. Russell Jr.

   Survivors include three daughters, Kathy R.(Bob)  Merrill of Julette and DeLaine R. (Hack) McReynolds and Jennifer R. (Chris) Ellison, both of Swainsboro; eight grandchildren, Christy Merrill Wood, Glendon (Amanda) Merrill, Leslie (Alan) Burke, Kristopher McReynolds, Brittney McReynolds, Matthew McReynolds, Ana (Drew) Marsh, and Zoie Akridge; and nine great-grandchildren, Walker Merrill, Maci Merrill, Landon McReynolds, William McReynolds, Payton Derriso, Sara Kathryn Derriso, Maddox Russell McReynolds, Olivia Grace Burke, and Wyatt Dye.

   Pallbearers were Burl Page, Keith Ross, Dennis Ross, Brent Ross, Gary Cavanah, Billy Cavanah, and Jerry Cavanah. Honorary pallbearers were the special caregivers at Pruitt Health, Bunk Martin, Alan Chambers, York Martin, Dallas Taylor, Adam Burrell, Wyatt Burrell, Benson Gragg, Guy Gragg, and Randy Nelson.

   Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors was in charge of arrangements.

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