Russell Eldridge Lovell

Born: Tue., Apr. 19, 1949
Died: Mon., Dec. 31, 2012

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Russell E. Lovell, 63, of Greensboro, GA, formerly of Springfield, IL passed away on Monday, December 31, 2012 at St. Mary''s Hospice in Bogart, GA. Born in Springfield, IL on April 19, 1949, he was the son of Vernon and Mary Watts Lovell. He attended Lanphier High School and graduated from Athens High School in Athens, IL and for two years attended Southern Illinois University. While in Springfield, he was a carpet layer for his Uncle Don Douglas. He moved to Greensboro, GA in 2010 from Florida, where he was in construction.

In addition to his parents, Vernon and Mary Lovell of Greensboro, he is survived by two sisters, Kathy and her husband Richard Matthews of Greensboro, GA and Rita and her husband Jim Kelley of Florence, TX; aunts, Ruby Coady, Alma Lafauce, Donna Douglas, and Sandy Skrele; uncle, Ron Lovell; and several cousins all from Springfield, IL; nieces, Traci Penrod and her husband, Jack and two sons, Jordy and Rian of Dacula, GA and Kimberly Stevens and her husband, Rick and two daughters, Taylor and Hannah of Coral Springs, FL.

A Memorial Service will be held, Sunday, January 6, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at McCommons Chapel with Pastor Ron Schornhorst officiating. The family requests any memorials be made to St. Mary''s Hospice, 1660 Jennings Mill Road, Bogart, GA 30622. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at to sign the online guest register.

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paula childress
   Posted Thu January 03, 2013
Rita and family, We were deeply saddened to hear of Rusty’s passing. May your hearts and souls find peace and comfort. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. With love, Paula,David and Jon Childress

Chuck & Barb Wheeler
   Posted Fri January 04, 2013
Dear Vern, Mary and family, It is with sorrow we read of Rusty's death after hearing from Sandy. We remember him as a jovial, friendly young guy, always willing to help others. May our Lord watch over you all in this sad time. May he bring you comfort in the knowledge you will see your son again and that will be everlasting JOY. Thinking of you with love always.

Dan & Tracy Pierce
   Posted Fri January 04, 2013
Uncle Ell,aunt Mary, Kathy & Rita we are so sorry to hear about Rusty's passing. I will allway's remember him going fishing & swimming at the pond in cantrall He also showed me how to get the horses attention with the apples growing there. I will miss him! dearly. Our thought's & Prayer's are with all of you. Dan & Tracy Pierce

Sandy & Rick Skrele
   Posted Fri January 04, 2013
To my nephew, Russ you will be greatly missed. Remember the good times and fun we had as children. Such a big loving family with so many memories. To my brother, El and my sister-in-law, Mary, and my two nieces, Kathy and Rita, I'm so very sorry for your loss. I know he is with God and his Aunt Irene and Grandma and Grandpa. He is at peace. I pray for strength and love for the family. Love You Guys

Donna Thibodeaux
   Posted Sun January 06, 2013
Rita and family, I remember Rusty as kind and always smiling and ready to lend a hand. Our prayers to you and your family. Love Donna and Podge

Anne Stutz and David Mond
   Posted Mon January 07, 2013
We are so sad to hear of Rusty's passing. We had not seen him for many years, but had many fond memories of him. Please accept our condolences to the family. We always loved him!

Kathy Matthews
   Posted Tue January 08, 2013
To Mom, Dad, Rita Baby...I remeber his great smile, his big baby blues, his great eyelashes every girl envied, how protective he was of Rita and me, and yes he could be a stinker at times. I will remember his last few years in and out of the hospital and how he looked at me for help. How he told Richard the he was just worn out. How he looked so peaceful in the beautiful Hospice House and how he loved his family so much! Rusty, I will always be your "Coffee Idine Odda. Love you - your sister, Kathy