James Keith Russell
Funeral services were held Sept. 8, 2021, at Hepzibah Baptist Church in Silver Creek for James Keith Russell, 84, of Silver Creek, who passed away Sept. 4 at Lawrence County Hospital. Interment was at Hepzibah Baptist Church Cemetery. Bros. Matt Robinson and Rusty Kuhn officiated. Hathorn Funeral Home in Columbia handled the arrangements.
Mr. Bud served our nation faithfully as an active member of the United States Army for 42 years. He was an avid outdoorsman and loved his animals…horses, goats, and especially his dog, Missy. Whether he was carrying the bride away in style from a wedding or just taking the grandchildren on trail rides, Bud was passionate about taking horse and buggy rides. His greatest love was spending quality time with his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Shelby and Eunice Russell; and one sister, Doris Hedgepeth.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Faye Russell‚ of Silver Creek; two sons, Eddie Russell (Jawana), of Brookhaven; Larry Russell (Gianni), of Silver Creek; one daughter, Lacey Sanders (Seth), of Monticello; two sisters, Joyce Mullen, of Pearl; Mary Emily Lambert, of Ridgeland; one granddaughter, Faith Russell; and eight grandsons, Keith Russell (Kellie), Hank Russell (Christi), Jacob Russell (Virginia), Benjamin “Ben” Russell (Shelby), Nathan Russell (Caleigh), James App Sanders, Rhys Sanders, and Lane Sanders.
Pallbearers were John Branton, Mike Sandifer, Lessie Butler, J.E. Parkman, Kenneth Smith, Cliff Butler, Phillip Langston, and Bruce T