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Published: October 13, 2021


James Oliver Russell, 83, of Killen, AL, passed away October 13, 2021, at his residence. He was retired from Reynold’s and a member of Killen Church of Christ.

Survivors include:
Wife: Cretha Hammond Russell
Sons: Gary Russell(Anne) & Philip Russell
Daughters: Kim Willingham(Phillip) & Missy Hester(Mark)
Sister-in-law: Carol Russell
Grandchildren: Bethany Hunt(Wade), Ellen Helton(Jason), Zane Willingham(Mandie),
Bailey Sexton(Skyler), Katie Kershaw(Russell), Molly Hester, Em Russell &
Steven Russell
Great grandchildren: Sophie Hunt, Lucy Hunt, Norah Helton, Emmie Willingham, Sutton Sexton,
Owen Helton, Piper Willingham, Phoebe Kershaw, Benjamin Helton, Anderson Sexton,
Lennon Sexton & Clara Kershaw

Preceded in death by:
Parents: Louis Miles Russell & Willie T. Parker Russell
Brother: Joe Russell

Visitation with the family will be on Friday, October 15, 2021, from 11:00am – 1:00pm, at Killen Church of Christ. The funeral service will follow at 1:00pm, with Bro. Wade Hunt & Bro. Stan Dean officiating. Burial will follow at Harrison Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be: Skyler Sexton, Jason Helton, Zane Willingham, Steven Russell, Phillip Willingham, Mark Hester, & Russell Kershaw.


Greenhill Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.