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Eleanor Russell

Eleanor Russell

August 28, 1917     ~     July 22, 2011

Eleanor Thomas Miller Russell, age 93, passed away July 22, 2011. Mrs. Russell was born August 28, 1917, in Glasgow, Kentucky. Her parents were Dr. Thomas Finley Miller and Emma Goff Miller Dougherty. Her father died at an early age, and her mother later married Will G. Dougherty.

Mrs. Russell graduated from Glasgow High School. She attended Transylvania College and Western Kentucky University. In March 1944, she married James B. (Jimmy) Russell.

She lived in Glasgow until age 82, when she and her husband moved to Franklin, Tennessee to be near her daughter. She was predeceased by her loving husband, of 64 years and also her beloved brother, Lawrence “Dusty” Miller. She worked periodically during her life, but spent the majority of her life as a loving and caring mother, grandmother, sister and aunt. She loved her hometown of Glasgow, KY and her many friends.

She is survived by her son Judge Thomas B. Russell (Phyllis) of Paducah, KY; daughter Emily Alice Harper of Franklin, TN; grandchildren Thomas Baird Russell of Nashville, TN, John Banister Russell (Katherine) of Memphis, TN, Russell Bratton Williams of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, Sarah Frances Wynn (Jimi) of Nashville, TN; and great-grandchildren Charles Markham Russell and Clark Elizabeth Russell of Memphis, TN. She is also survived by wonderful nieces, nephews, cousins and their families.

Graveside services will be held 11:00 a.m. Monday at the Glasgow Municipal Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until time for services at Hatcher & Saddler Funeral Home, 801 North Race Street, Glasgow, KY.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105; Broadway United Methodist Church KEYS II, 701 Broadway, Paducah, KY 42001; or Glasgow Baptist Church, 401 S. Green St., Glasgow, KY 42141..

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Guest Register

21 Entries for Eleanor Russell

  1. Tony & Paulette Wasylycia says:

    Emily & family: I am so very sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. She was a very sweet lady. Our prayers go out to all of you.

    All our love,
    Paulette & Tony Wasylycia &
    Mary D. Carter

  2. Patty Walbert Bertram says:

    So sorry for your loss.

  3. Robert Galloway says:

    Thinking of you and your family at this time.
    Bobby and Susan Galloway

  4. Joe W. Beal says:

    Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Your beloved mother and grandmother rests now in the arms of our loving GJod.

  5. Terry Gillespie says:

    Emily and Tommy, I am so sorry to hear about your mother. Eleanor was one of the truly special people I have known my whole life. I am at Beth’s home on Grand Cayman visiting my new grandson, but my thoughts and prayers are with you.

  6. Glenda Martin says:

    Emily and Tommy, please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your families. Your Mom was a gracious and wonderful lady who always made your friends feel welcomed in her home, and she was a great neighbor. Let the wonderful memories of your mother ease your sorrow.

  7. James Davis says:

    Dear Emily and Thomas and your families, We are so sorry about your loss. You are in our prayers and thoughts. James and Martha Davis

  8. Gary and Sheila Oliver says:

    Emily and Tommy: We are so sorry for your loss. Know that you and your families are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

  9. Brenda H Shirley Coats says:

    Emily,and family so sorry for your loss.My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  10. Brenda H Shirley Coats says:

    So sorry for your loss.My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  11. Elaina and Ronnie Scott says:

    It was a privilege to have known such a wonderful person, I will forever treasure my Derby day memories.

  12. Ed and Debbie Cavitt says:

    Very sorry for your family’s loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  13. Carolyn Wheeler Chambers says:

    Tommy, Not sure you will remember me, we were classmates at Glasgow. My deepest sympathy to you, Emily, and your family in the passing of your Mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  14. Jennie Poynter says:

    Sweet memories will always be dear to me of the many times we gathered in your home, Emily…and oh the slumber parties will never be forgotten! Your Mother was always laughing and I felt great joy and love being with all of you. Tommy, oh my…I felt like my big brother watching over me! Such great memories, I thank God for every one of them and God bless all of you.

  15. Jeanne Wallace Garrett says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you. I lost my mother in ‘07 and still catch myself reaching for the phone to call her. My peace is knowing she is in Heaven. What joy that assurance gives me and my brothers. We will join them shortly and what joy that will bring. God’s blessings to you and your family.

  16. Cheryl Wolfe Gibson says:

    Emily and Tommy,

    How grateful I am for wonderful memories of times shared with your mother. Be assured of my sincere thoughts and prayers for you and all the family as you establish a new normal. “The lines have fallen to me in pleasant places; indeed my heritage is beautiful to me!” Psalm 16:6

  17. Barbara Wells Kramer says:

    Emily and Tommy,

    Just wanted you to know how much I am thinking about you. I have such wonderful memories of being at your house. Your mother was always so kind and gracious and had such a wonderful smile. I hope your many memories of your sweet mother will sustain you in the days and weeks ahead.

  18. Jane Baker says:

    She was a good and wonderful person and is missed. Sorry I missed the visitation. Thoughts are with the family.

  19. Ernie and Martha Wagoner says:

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  20. Ernie and Martha Hall Wagoner says:

    Your parents were always a big part of our lives growing up as Mom and Dad thought so highly of them, as did we. Know you are thought of and prayers are sent up. Love to you all. Martha Hall Wagoner (Joe and Betty Hall)

  21. Carolyn Kendall Benham says:

    Tommy and Emily did not know about Mrs. Russell until it was to late to visit. So sorry for your loss. When my mom and dad passed away My husband said Carolyn be so thankful you had them as long as you did, his parents were deceased at a n early age. What good parents you had and blessed you had them as long as you did.

    Carolyn Kendall Benham