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Cecile Russell passed from this life at the age of 93 in Southaven, Mississippi on Saturday, June 17,2017.
Funeral services will be held at the Carter-Smart Funeral Home Chapel Friday, June 23, 2017 at 10 a.m. with Rev. Jerry Couch officiating.
Cecile was born Jan. 28, 1924 in Durant, Oklahoma to Henry and Vivian Pierce. She married Cecil Russell, the love of her life, on January 15, 1942. He preceded her in death on January 12, 2008.
She managed beauty supplies for 14 years in Odessa and Midland, Texas before retiring and moving to Duncan. She was an active member of Highland Park Baptist Church and worked as kitchen manager which she loved.
Survivors include one daughter, Cecilia Gordon, great- granddaughter, Brooke Turner and Matt Myrick of Memphis, Tenn. and great-grandson, Brandon Bumpas. Cecile is also survived by one great-great-grandchild Kylen Turner of Memphis, Tenn. She was also preceded in death by her parents and two grandchildren, Natalie Lowe-Waller and Nick Lowe.
Burial will be in Fairlawn Cemetery, Comanche, Okla. Under the direction of CarterĀ­ Smart Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Highland Park Baptist Church, 1302 South 10th in Duncan or to the Stephens County Humane Society.
Published on June 21, 2017
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