Earline McGill Russell, 95, a lifelong resident of Orangefield
Earline McGill Russell, 95, a lifelong resident of Orangefield, passed away on February 4, 2017, in Beaumont.
Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 7, 2017, at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City.
Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, February 8, 2017, at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Orange.
She was born in Orangefield, Texas on December 25, 1921. She was the daughter of James Cay McGill and Audrey Ella (Harmon) McGill. She attended school in Orangefield where she played basketball and tennis. After school, she worked for a time at McGill Drug Store and later at the shipyard in Orange. Earline was a member of First Baptist Church in Orangefield where her parents were charter members. She and her sisters loved to travel and took many trips together.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Lee Roy; her parents; sisters, Mary Ann Fitzgerald, Rachel Cunningham, Dorthy Lea Gilcrease, and Sunny Sinclair.
She is survived by her children, Carol Lee Smith, and Charles Russell; grandson, Rusty Smith; great-grandchildren, Rebecca Cay Ramon and husband, Miguel; one great-great-grandchild, Andrea Caylee Ramon; sister, Jimmy Cay Pattillo; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Serving as pallbearers will be Rusty Smith, Gary Vincent, Cody Clemmer, C.J. Wolfe, Carroll Young, and Keith DuBois.