Hattie Williams Russell

April 6, 1925 — April 27, 2012

Hattie Williams Russell

Hattie Williams Russell, age 87 lifelong resident of Ridgway died Friday, April 27, 2012 in the Ridgway Rehabilitation Center. Hattie was born in Ridgway on April 6, 1925 to the late W. E. ""Radio Bill"" and Radie (Brown) Smith. Hattie was married in 1946 to the late Adriel ""Slick"" Williams who preceded her in death in 1990. She later married Roy Russell who also preceded in her death. Hattie lived on the farm East of Ridgway most of her life where she helped Adriel farm and raised her two sons, who she was so fond of. Hattie also loved to read, garden, cook and be with her family. She was a member of the Ridgway First Baptist Church, the Ridgway and Carmi American Legion Women's Auxiliary. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend and will be missed.

Hattie is survived by 2 sons, Tommy Gene Williams of Desoto, IL, and Terry Wayne and Kathy Williams of Ridgway. 5 Grandchildren, Terra (Byron) Farthing, Jeff (Jan) Williams, Jill (Cody) Smith, Ryan (Carrie) Williams and Laura (Bret) Elwood. 9 Great Grandchildren and her caretaker, Katina Collins. She was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Clarence ""Smitty"" Smith and ""Pete"" Smith, along with a sister, Ruby Turner.

Visitation for Hattie will be on Monday, April 30, 2012 from 12 Noon until 2:00 PM at the Cox & Son Funeral Home in Ridgway. Funeral for Hattie will follow starting at 2:00 PM at the funeral home with Rev. Mark Allen officiating. Interment will be in the Asbury Cemetery near North East of Ridgway near her home. The family ask in lieu of flowers you may make a donation in her memory to the Asbury or Jackson Cemetery, envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

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