The Arcadian – 12 Feb 1948
The body had been shipped back from the European Theater of Operations under government supervision and was sent here accompanied by Sergeant Shelly Shilling of Atlanta, Ga.
The services were held in the Church of God with Rev. J. J. Self officiating. Burial was in Joshua Creek Cemetery with the American Legion in charge. Robarts Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements.
Sgt. Russ was born in Brownville, June 8, 1924, and had resided in Myakka City for the last several years. Surviving are: his mother, Mrs. Florence Williams; three sisters, Mrs. M. L. Putnal, of Myakka City, Mrs. George Jardine, of Glouscester, Mass., Mrs. Betty Galloway of Bonita Springs; one half brother, B. F. Snow, of Sarasota; two half sisters, Norma and Ovida Williams.
Memebers of the American Legion acted as pallbearers. The honorary pallbearers included Aiden Albritton, Buck Albritton, Phillip McLeod, Chesley McLeod, Eddie Durrance, Earl Ness.
Both my uncle and my mother are gone now and there isn’t much I can do, except to make it clear that, like so many this weekend, I remember.