George Washington Russell
  • 80 years old
  • Date of birth: Feb 22, 1937
  • Date of passing: Jan 16, 2018
Let the memory of George be with us forever

George Washington Russell, 80, a longtime resident of Granville County passed away Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at Duke Regional Hospital in Durham.

A native of Granville County, he was the son of the late Sidney Blair Russell and Gladys Faulkner Russell. George attended Bible Baptist Church in Creedmoor and retired from Athol after thirty-seven years.

Funeral services will be conducted at 3:00 P.M. Sunday, January 21, 2018 in the Eakes Funeral Home Chapel in Creedmoor by Rev. Gregg Allison. Burial will be in Creedmoor Cemetery.

Surviving are his wife of sixty years, Shirley Russell of the home; two daughters, Judy Russell Belvin (Tommy) of Creedmoor, Teresa Russell Fuller (Marshall) of Butner; a son, Terry Russell (Sherry) of Berea; a brother, John Russell of Durham; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two sisters and three brothers.

Visitation will be held Sunday, January 21, 2018 from 1:30 – 2:45 P.M. at Eakes Funeral Home in Creedmoor and at other times at the home.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by J Bryant on 29th January 2018

"To the family,
My condolences to the loss of your love one. I know it is hard to deal with this grief-stricken pain. But God, whose name is Jehovah, stated in his word the Bible that “death will be no more”. (Psalms 83:18, 1 Timothy 3:16, Revelation 21:4). Also, his son, Jesus Christ, assured us at John 5:28,29: “Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out, those who did good things to a resurrection of life, and those who practiced vile things to a resurrection of judgment”. So, rest assured, you will be able to see your love one again.
I’ve attached a link to one of our tracts from our website, The tract asks this question, “Can the Dead Really Live Again?” It has wonderful scriptural encouragement that will help from God’s word.
Again, my sincerest condolences,
J. Bryant"

This tribute was added by kay harris on 20th January 2018

"We are so sorry to hear this.We went to Fellowship Church with you all.Ya'll were very special to us as were the Thomas family.Bro. George always had a good word to say and always a smile on his face..Praying for you all to have peace during this time.
                                                                    Ronald and Kay Harris"

This tribute was added by sonja yagel on 20th January 2018

"Teresa, so sorry to hear of your dad's passing. I know he is having one wonderful reunion with Jesus and Virginia and Lewis. I have heard so many good things about your dad and I know he had to be a wonderful man to raise a daughter as sweet and good as you are. I love you and Marshall with all my heart. One day we will all join those who have gone on before to Glory and what a wonderful time that is going to be. I know God will give you and your family during this time, He never fails. Much love Sonja Yagel"

This tribute was added by Teresa Woods on 20th January 2018

"We are so sorry to hear about George's passing.  He was a gentle, sweet and godly man who always had a smile on his face.   May God give you strength and peace during this time.  Our thoughts and prayers are with you.  James and Wyvonia Slaughter and Gary and Teresa Woods"

This tribute was added by Van, Pam, Brice & Brooke Hursey on 19th January 2018

"Bro. George will be missed greatly.  What a godly, meek, sweet & humble man.  He was so easy to love.  Our lives are richer in Christ due to knowing Bro. George.  He was such an imitator of Jesus Christ and example for us all to follow.  Heaven has become richer due to his presence.  May God give all of you grace & strength in your time of grief and precious memories of Bro. George flood your souls the days ahead to comfort you.  "Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints"  Psalm 116:15.  All our love and prayers to you....."

This tribute was added by Ron Dail on 19th January 2018

"Our hearts  are saddened by your loss, but we know heaven is a little sweeter because Bro. George is there.  All of your family is so special to us and we have so many wonderful memories.  You are all in our thoughts and prayers and we know God will give you strength and peace during these days.  We love you!!  Ron and Barbara Dail"

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