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Mary Alice Russell

February 10, 1945 — March 14, 2024


Mary Alice Williams Russell, 79, of Rockingham, passed away on Thursday, March 14, 2024 at Pruitt Health of Rockingham.

Mary was born February 10, 1945 a daughter of the late Frank Lee and Helen Dunn Williams. She attended Beaver Dam Methodist Church when she could go before sickness struck her body. She worked in the medical field for most of her life as a CNA where she enjoyed helping families with the needs of their loved one. She was preceded in death by a child Mark Thomas Guinn, grandchild Zackery Wayne Thornton and siblings Ted Edward Williams, Florence Ann Taylor Carolyn Sue Watts.

She is survived by her husband Donald Elwood Russell, children Dennis Guinn and Jennifer Russell Grooms (Kevin), grandchildren Dakota Allen Guinn, Journey Grace Guinn, Taylor Alexander Thornton, siblings Wade Williams, Frankie Williams and Darlene Lisk. 

Funeral services will be held at 3pm, Monday March 18, 2024 at Beaver Dam Methodist Church. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 6pm~8pm Sunday, March 17, 2024 at Carter Funeral Home in Ellerbe.

Memorials maybe made in memory of Mrs. Russell to the Alzheimer National Foundation 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Sunday, March 17, 2024

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Carter Funeral Home- Ellerbe

143 Church St, Ellerbe, NC 28338

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Funeral Service

Monday, March 18, 2024

Starts at 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

Beaver Dam United Methodist Church

714 Beaverdam Church Road, Rockingham, NC 28379

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