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Mr. Russell Eugene Stripling, Sr., 81 of Adel passed away Sunday at his residence. Mr. Stripling was born November 4, 1935 to the late G. W. & Gwendolyn Godfrey Stripling He served in the United States Army and worked for many years with 1st Franklin Finance Co. Mr. Stripling was a member of Westside Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Virginia Lucille Register Stripling of Adel; son, Russell (Danielle) Stripling, Jr. of Adel; daughter, Debbie Stripling Lindsey of Lenox; grandchildren, Wilson Lindsey, Tyler Lindsey, and Jade Davis; great grandchildren, Bella Lindsey, Paisley Lindsey, and Nora Lindsey; brother, Dwain (Carolyn) Stripling of Adel; and one sister, Shirley Adams of Newton, GA. Mr. Stripling was preceded in death by one daughter, Penny Ellerbe; and one grandson, Brian Ellerbe.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Westside Baptist Church with Rev. Scotty Mathis officiating. Interment will follow at Springhead Baptist Church Cemetery. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.purvisfh.com. Purvis Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Published on June 12, 2017
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