JEFFERSON COUNTY IL 
OBITUARIES

J. Russell NEWELL, Cornelia, GA. 

J. Russell Newell, 72, of Cornelia, GA., formerly of Mt. Vernon, 
died Jan. 5, 1968, at Stephens County (Georgia) Hospital. 
Mr. Newell was the son of Asa Eli and Estella (Merriman) Newell. 
He married Gladys Gilbert, who survives. 
Services were held at 1:30 p.m., Jan. 7, 1988 at Whitfield Funeral 
Home in Baldwin., Ga. Burial followed in Level Grove, Cemetery. 

Mr. Newell ministered to several area churches for many years. 
He served as Elder of the Cornelia Christian Church and was Chairman 
of the Cornelia Christian Mission Board. In addition to his wife, 
he is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Richard (Audra) White and
Mrs. David (Phyllis) Terrell; 12 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren;
one brother, Bill Newell and wife Velma of Mt.Vernon; two sisters, 
Mrs. Benton (Gladys) Lacey and Mrs. Earl (Velma) McNeil of Waltonville; 
and one sister-in-law, Ila Newell. Mr. Newell was preced in death by 
his parents and two brothers, Francis Newell and Joel Newell. Donations 
may be made to Cornelia Christian Missions Fund.

(This is a grandson of Stephen "Doug" Newell and a great grandson of Asa
Blake Newell.)
 
 
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