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Services for Billie Doris Russell, 71, of Mead and formerly of the Lula area are at 2 p.m. Saturday at Allen First Baptist Church. The Rev. Bill Sluder will officiate. Burial will follow at Lula Cemetery.
Mrs. Russell passed away Tuesday, May 30, 2017, at a Dallas hospital. She was born Dec. 21, 1945, in Ada to William Earl and Juanita Williams Wofford. She attended Allen schools and graduated from Allen High School in 1964.
She married Glen Russell Jan. 16, 1965. Mrs. Russell was a coil winder for Western Electric and later she was a domestic worker.
Survivors include her husband, Glen Russell of the home; two daughters, Tammy Cannon of Mead and Tracey Haggard and her husband, Eric, of Wylie, Texas; a brother, Harold Ray Wofford and his wife, Brenda, of Allen; and three grandsons, Benjamin Earl Whipkey, Mason Isaiah Whipkey and Jacob Cameron Whipkey.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and brothers, Roy Lynn Wofford, Garry Dean Wofford and Winfred Earl Wofford.
Bearers will be her three grandsons, Benjamin Earl Whipkey, Mason Isaiah Whipkey, Jacob Cameron Whipkey; and her beloved nephews, Ross Wofford, Shawn Wofford, Chuck Wofford, Brad Wofford, Craig Wofford, Chris Wofford and Jamie Wofford. Honorary bearers will be Eric Haggard, Joey Weger, Danny McDougal and Shelly Turpin.
Published on May 31, 2017
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