(Orange, Texas)

May 3, 2013

Frances Helen Russell

Stringer & Griffin Funeral Home
The Orange Leader

ORANGE — Memorial services for Frances  Helen Russell, 82, of Brookeland will be 2:00 p.m., Saturday, May 4, 2013 at Lake Rayburn United Methodist Church .

Frances died May 1, 2013 at her home in Brookeland.  Born in Port Arthur she was a longtime resident of the Golden Triangle and had lived the past eight years in Rayburn Country.  A 1948 graduate of Crozier Tech High School in Dallas, she graduated from Lamar University’s Nursing Program.  She worked for many years as an RN in the Operating Room at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont.  Frances was known for her laugh and ability to have fun.  She loved her family.

Survivors include her husband Ellis Russell of Rayburn Country; one daughter, Marilyn Matlock of Atlanta, GA; one son, Jim Russell of Clearlake; one sister, Marilyn Weeks of Holland, MI; ten grandchildren & ten great grandchildren.

She is also survived by eight nieces & nephews.

Memorials may be made to Lake Rayburn United Methodist Church, 349 FM1007, Sam Rayburn, TX 75951.

Services are under the direction of Stringer & Griffin Funeral Home of Jasper.

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