George Russ

George Russ, age 89, of 1700 Teague Road, and widower of Eleanor Watkins Russ, passed away on Saturday, April 26, 2014, at the Hospice House of Laurens County.

Born in Southington, OH, he was a son of the late John and Flora Russ.  George was a veteran of World War II and the Korean Conflict.  He served in the US Navy during World War II on the USS North Carolina in the Pacific Theatre and then served in the US Army until his retirement.  George was a member of Beaverdam Baptist Church.

Surviving are a brother, Tom Russ of Warren, OH; four sisters, Virginia Hrinson of Warren, OH, Julia Ann Horan and husband Joe of Mogadore, OH, Florence Peterson and husband Nelson of Warren, OH, and Betty Hedelson and husband Woody of Richmond, OH.  He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

Graveside services with full military honors will be held at 1:00 pm, Monday, April 28, 2014, at Soule Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery conducted by Rev. Phil Bryson.

The family will be at the residence and will receive friends at the cemetery following the graveside service.

Memorials may be made to Beaverdam Baptist Church, 1526 Beaverdam Church Road, Mountville, SC  29370.

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