Rains Co. Leader  Submitted by Elaine Nall Bay
August 3, 1923

Mr. J.L. Russell Dead

Mr. J.L. Russell, a well known and highly respected farmer living in the Rocky Point community South of Emory died early Tuesday morning after a long illness with stomach trouble having been confined to his bed nearly two years. His remains were buried at the Smyrna cemetery about 4 o'clock Tuesday evening, the funeral service being attended by a large concourse of relatives and friends. Mr. Russell was a high-toned Christian gentleman and was held in high esteem by his many friends. The Leader joins with friends in extending sympathy to the bereaved family.