Shirley Irene Russell

September 29, 1936 — December 13, 2016

Shirley Irene Russell

Mrs. Shirley Irene Arbuckle Russell, 80, of Cleveland, passed away Tuesday, December 13, 2016, at Longterm Care at Bolivar Medical Center in Cleveland. Visitation will be 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. Friday, December 16, 2016, at Ray Funeral Home. Celebration of Life Services will immediately follow beginning at 11:00 a.m. Friday, December 16, 2016, with Brother Ike Raley officiating. Interment will be at 2:00 p.m. Friday, December 16, 2016, at Adam's Arbor Cemetery in Charleston, MS. Mrs. Russell was born in Mississippi, on September 29, 1936, to Johnnie Arbuckle and Maggie Irene Morman Arbuckle. On September 2, 1951, she married Emmitt Russell in Charleston, MS. She enjoyed gardening, cooking, reading, and most importantlyly making a happy home for her beloved family. She is preceded in death by her husband, Emmitt Russell; daughters, Shirley Faye Akridge and Lill Russell Hopkins; son, Emmitt Ray Russell; parents, Johnnie Arbuckle and Maggie Arbuckle; sisters, Eugenia Gilbert, Hazel Harper, Lillie Davenport; and brothers, Brooks Arbuckle and Woodie Arbuckle. Mrs. Russell is survived by her daughters, Dorothy Warren (Robert) of Merigold, MS, Sally Williams (Mike) of Lamar, MS; grandchildren, Michael Williams, Jeremy Williams, Christopher Weeks, Gina Lane, Rhonda Hopkins Little, Tiffany Hopkins Collette, and Kenneth Akridge II; and numerous great-great-granchildren, nephews and nieces. Pallbearers will be Christopher Weeks, Jeremy Williams, and Michael Williams. To view and sign online guestbook, go to


10:00 am - 11:00 am Friday, December 16, 2016
Ray Funeral Home 206 Bishop Road Cleveland, Mississippi, United States

Celebration of Life Services

11:00 am - 12:00 pm Friday, December 16, 2016
Ray Funeral Home 206 Bishop Road Cleveland, Mississippi, United States


2:00 pm Friday, December 16, 2016
Adams Arbor Cemetery Charleston Charleston, Mississippi, United States
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