Paul Russell Jr., 86, of Magnolia, died Saturday, May 11, 2013, at his home in Magnolia after a lengthy illness.

Paul was born in Lewisville on Jan. 13, 1927.

He graduated from Lewisville High School and attended Magnolia A&M (now Southern Arkansas University). He was a Lafayette County farmer and cattleman and a member of the First United Methodist Church of Magnolia.††

He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul Russell Sr. and Mary Jane (Gill) Russell; and sister, Mary Ella Brittain.

Paul is survived by his wife of 58 years, Lois Gene (Greer) Russell; daughter, Jeanie and her husband, Robin White; and grandchildren, Russell and Julia White.

Visitation will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at the First United Methodist Church parlor with a memorial service following at 2 p.m. at the First United Methodist Sanctuary.

Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 320 West Main St., Magnolia, AR 71753.

The family wishes to thank special caregivers Linda Barnes and the Life Touch Hospice team for their care, attention and comfort.

Arrangements are by Lewis Funeral Home Inc. of Magnolia. To sign the online guest registry, visit www.lewisfunerahome.biz.

Published: 05/12/2013