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Jean Kathryn Smithers Russell

July 2, 1952 August 24, 2018
Jean Kathryn Smithers Russell
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Mrs. Jean Katheryn Smithers Russell age 66, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, August 24, 2018 with her loving family by her side. She was the daughter of the late T. C. and Oma Smithers. She was a member of the Fairview Missionary Baptist Church.

Kathy was more than a wife, mother and grandmother, she was an angel here on earth; she was a friend and loved by all who met her. Her kindness, love, honesty and friendship touched the lives of many people. She worked at First Trust & Saving Bank and United Cumberland Bank for 32 years and currently served as head teller at the Scott High Branch. She was a faithful active volunteer for the East 63 Volunteer Fire Department, where she worked and gave her all in helping with every fundraiser or any time she was needed.

Kathy was also preceded in death by her father and mother-in-law, Hermon and Reba Russell; grandparents, James Mount and Gussie Sexton and McClinic and Minnie Smithers; a special grandmother, Flona Jeffers; uncles and aunts, Cassie Faye Williams and her daughter Diana Gail Williams, Don and Lorene Smithers, Arnold and Peggy Smithers, Dillard and Willa Sexton, Nadine Carroll, Floyd Sexton and Homer Gene Sexton and infant James Sexton.

Kathy leaves behind her loving husband of 49 years, Lonnie Gene Russell of Huntsville; her daughter that she loved dearly, Daphne Lewis and husband Matt, who she thought of as a son; (2) granddaughters that she cherished with all her heart, Katelin Brooke Lewis and Kristin Ariel Lewis of Huntsville; sister-in-law, Betty Lou Cheatham and husband Claude of West Carrolton, Ohio; special cousins, Carrie Sue Phillips, Debbie Harness, Becky Smithers, Jackie West, Patsy Jeffers, Diana LeMaster, Sharon Myers and Denny Carroll; special friend that she loved dearly, Bridget Hamlett; Kathy also leaves behind all her co-workers at United Cumberland Bank that she loved working with; and many other relatives and friends.

The family will receive friends for visitation from 6:00 P.M., until time of funeral service at 8:00 P.M., Monday evening, August 27, 2018 in the Chapel of Four Oaks Funeral Home in Huntsville with Bro. Michael Ray Jeffers and Bro. Don Hughett officiating. Music will be provided by David and Felicia Walker, Shane Blevins and The Lloyd Family. Friends may also visit with the family on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 from 12:00 noon until 1:30 P.M. Graveside service will be at 2:00 P.M., at the Sexton Family Cemetery behind the Byrges Creek Church in the Cordell Community.

Serving as Pallbearers will be, Matt Lewis, Ben Neely, Joe “Buster” Marlow, Wade Smithers, Chris Marcum and Dustin Smithers.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Dorsey Hamblin, Jeremy West, Randy Lowe, Dalton Lowe, David “Blue” Day, Ernie Marlow, Tommy Thompson, Joe Robbins, Jerry Willard Thompson, Donald Ray Jeffers, Jupe Marcum, Al Vernon Phillips and Myke Baird.

Four Oaks Funeral Home of Huntsville is in charge of the arrangements for the family of Mrs. Jean Katheryn Smithers Russell.


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