Ernest Eugene Russell, 80, of New London, NC passed away Saturday, April 15, 2017 in his home. His funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday April 19 at New London First Baptist Church with Rev. Otis Goins and Rev. Brandon King officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Tuesday at Stanly Funeral & Cremation Care. The interment will follow the funeral service at New London Cemetery.
Born May 15, 1936 in Stanly County, he was the son of the late Dillon Russell and Eunice Poplin Russell. Ernest retired from Winn-Dixie as a manager and later retired from Oakwood Mobile Homes. He was a lifelong member of New London First Baptist Church where he held numerous committee offices and sang in the choir. Ernest loved his family dearly and enjoyed traveling, especially to the beach.
He is survived by his wife Willie Mae Russell of the home. Other survivors include a son Ernie Russell of Wingate, NC, daughter Vallie Taylor (Joe) of New London, NC step-sons Gene Carter (Delane) of North Myrtle Beach, SC and Wayne Carter (Tina) of Albemarle, step daughters Gaye Talbert of Albemarle and Dana Minderlein (Scott) of Concord, step-daughter in law Debbie Carter of North Myrtle Beach, brother Dillon Brown Russell (Geneoal) of Salisbury, NC, 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Stanly & the Uwharrie at 960 North 1st Street, Albemarle, NC 28001.
Published on April 17, 2017