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Wilma Lee Russell

Mena, AR, 1926 - 2010

Mrs. Wilma Lee Russell age 83, of Mena, Arkansas, passed away Wednesday, August 11, 2010 in Mena. She was born October 13, 1926 in Acorn, Arkansas to the late Marion Ellison and the late Cordelia Mae Smallwood Ellison. She was united in marriage to the late Harold Lloyd Russell. She was a member of the Harmony Primitive Baptist Church. Mrs. Russell was a loving homemaker, mother, grandmother, aunt, and friend.
She is survived by: sons: Harold R. Russell of Osceola, Arkansas, Darrell G. Russell of Van Buren, Arkansas, Joseph M. Russell of Monette, Arkansas; daughters: Mona L. Symonds of Hartford, Arkansas, Nancy A. Horn of Danville, Arkansas, Kammie G. Sweeten of Mena, Arkansas; sister: Eunice Huckaby of California; 13 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Marion and Cordelia Ellison, her husband Harold Lloyd Russell, and two brothers, Edwin Ellison and Hezekiah Ellison.
Funeral services will be held Sunday, August 15, 2010 at 3 p.m. at the Beasley-Wood Chapel with Elder Charles Holmes and Elder Dennis Horn officiating. Interment will follow in Board Camp Cemetery under the direction of Beasley-Wood Funeral Home. A visitation for family and friends will be Sunday afternoon beginning at 1 p.m. prior to service. Online obituary available at

Published August 13, 2010

Beasley-Wood/Billingsly Funeral Home
611 Janssen Avenue, P.O. Box 317, Mena, AR
Phone: 479-394-1310