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Gwendolyn Joye Russell

August 22, 1932 — January 29, 2024

Gwendolyn Joye Russell


Dateline: Middleburg, FL formerly of Springville, TN

Funeral services for Gwendolyn “Joye” Russell are Saturday, February 3, 2024 at 11:00 a.m. at Brummitt McKenzie Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. 

Mrs. Russell, known to some as Mom, Sis, Granny, Gigi or Aunt died Monday at Haven Hospice Custead Care Center, Middleburg, FL. She is a retired Civil Service Payroll clerk for the Navy, a member of Black Creek Church of Christ in Middleburg, FL and previously a member of Springville Church of Christ. She was born in McKenzie on August 22, 1932 to Sam and Loreese Bobbitt Byars.

She is survived by her sons Larry (Brenda) Russell of Middleburg, FL and Steve Russell of Port Angeles, WA, sisters Iris Nell (Norman) Fry of Omaha, NE, Sammie Best of Keystone Heights, FL, brother Carl (Alisa) Byars of Huntingdon, five grandchildren Lisa (Shawn) Jannotti of Middleburg, FL, Shane (Jennifer) Russell of Middleburg, David (Kristen) Russell of Panama City, FL, Mary Elayne (Heather) Minneapolis, MN and Nate (Anja) Russell of Alhambra, CA, five great grandchildren Lindsay Russell, Reagan Jannotti, Rylee Jannotti, Lynden Russell and Eloise Russell and many nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Bobby Joe Russell, and her sister Dorothy Lopez



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Saturday, February 3, 2024

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

Brummitt-McKenzie Funeral Home

1740 Cedar St, McKenzie, TN 38201

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