Obituary for Othel Jean (Wilson) Russ
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Othel Jean (Wilson) Russ

August 1, 1918 ~ July 29, 2017 (age 98)

Othel J. Russ, 98, passed away July 29, 2017 at Westchester Manor in High Point.

Graveside Funeral Services celebrating her life will be held 1:00PM Tuesday August 1, 2017 (her 99th birthday) at Holly Hill Memorial Park in Thomasville.

A native of Jackson County, Georgia, Othel was born to the late Dora Elizabeth Stinnett and Joseph Wallace Wilson. She was married to the late Robert Stokley Russ who died July 23, 1969. A homemaker, she was the mother of two daughters who survive, Rebecca Joyce Wright and Marie Russ Reed. Othel loved her dog Tinkerbell and her granddogs, Wookie and Molly. She came to love Wake Forest Basketball and attended several games with her daughter Marie. 

In addition to her parents and husband, she also was preceded in death by her four siblings and a nephew.

Survivors include her daughters and their husbands Joyce and Tony Wright of Hickory, and Marie and Bob Reed of Kernersville; granddaughter, Susan Wright Singleton and Rob of Hickory; great-grandson, Tristan Singleton; sister, Wilma Beck of Fleetwood; two nephews and a niece.

Friends and family may sign and view the guestbook at

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Shepherd’s Center of Kernersville, P.O. Box 2044, Kernersville, NC 27284, or Main Street United Methodist Church, 306 S. Main Street, Kernersville, NC 27284.


 Service Information

Graveside Service
August 1, 2017

1:00 PM
Holly Hill Memorial Park
401 W. Holly Hill Road
Thomasville, NC 27360

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