2018-05-30 / Obituaries

Gracie Belle Russell

ROUGEMONT — Gracie Belle Russell, 91, of 413 Red Mountain Road died Sunday, May 27, 2018. She was daughter of the late Arthur S. Russell and Annie Riley Russell. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her brothers, Donald and Ronald Russell and one sister, Ethel R. Berry.

Mrs. Russell was a member of New Bethel United Methodist Church. She retired from The Herald Sun Papers of Durham as a Layout Artist and Copywriter.

She is survived by her husband of 69 years, Archibald Cornelius “AC” Russell, Jr.; five children, Randy Russell (Joan), Gary Russell (Cynthia), Kathryn Moore (Joseph), Karen Blackwell, and Denise Anderson all of Rougemont; 12 grandchildren, Jeffrey Scott Russell (Kendra), Lori Russell Merritt (Brian), Ashley Russell Kornegay (Brandon), Annie Russell Phillips (Dustin), Maggie Graceann Russell, Joseph Allen Moore IV (Katie), Arthur Cullen Moore, William Nelson Blackwell III (Mary), Russell Arthur Blackwell, Ryan Edward Blackwell (Meghan), and Olivia Jacquelyn Anderson; six great-grandchildren.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to Linda Suitt and the Transitions LifeCare.

Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at the Brooks & White Funeral Home & Crematory and other times at the home.

Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Thursday, May 31, 2018 at New Bethel United Methodist Church with the Rev. Ian Bailey officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to New Bethel UMC, PO Box 261, Rougemont, NC 27572 or Transitions LifeCare, 5980 Trinity Road, Raleigh, NC 27607.

Condolences may be sent at www.brooksandwhite.com.

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