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Shirley Sullivan Russell, 78, of Trenton, died on Monday, June 15, 2020.

Shirley was born on October 13, 1941 to the late Marshall, Sr., & Jewell Sullivan, was a 1960 graduate of Dade County High School and attended Trenton United Methodist Church. She was also preceded in death by her brothers, Troy, Marshall, Jr., Max, & Terry Sullivan, and sister, Charlotte Bice.

Survivors include her husband of 56 ½ years, Robert “Smokey” Russell; grandchildren, Maddie Hughes & Christian Smith; eleven nieces & nephews; special friend, Lanny York.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, June 18, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. in the chapel of Ryan Funeral Home with Rev. Jeff Sullivan & Rev. Reese Fauscett officiating. Interment will follow in Lake Hills Memorial Gardens.

The family requests no food and in lieu of flowers, please consider contributions to Trenton Baptist Cemetery Fund, c/o Teresa Hartline, 2300 Cloverdale Road, Rising Fawn, GA 30738.

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The family will receive friends on Wednesday, June 17, 2020 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Thursday from 11:00 a.m. until the funeral hour at Ryan Funeral Home & Crematory, Trenton, GA.


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