Russell Morries Rhodes

Monday, February 4, 2013

Russell Morries Rhodes, 81, of Caraway, died early Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Poplar Ridge, he was the son of the late Clarence and Flora Thomas Rhodes, a lifelong Caraway area resident, and a retired farmer. Mr. Rhodes was an avid hunter, fisherman, and outdoorsman.

Survivors include his wife, Wanda Simpson Rhodes of the home; two sons, Larry Rhodes of Caraway and Mike Rhodes of Black Oak; three daughters, Deanna Rhodes, Flora Brewer and Rhonda Gipson, all of Caraway; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Memorial service was 3 p.m. Sunday at the New Hope Baptist Church near Caraway with Rev. Heath Hawkins officiating. The family received visitors Sunday from 1 p.m. until service time at the church. Final disposition was private.

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