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Nora Lynn Russell

Nora Lynn Russell of South Boston died Monday, Oct. 7, 2013, at The Woodview. She was born in Manassas on April 6, 1964 and was 49 years of age. She was the daughter of the late Charles Linville Russell Sr. and is survived by her mother, Jo Anne Miller Russell.


Ms. Russell was a Girl Scout leader, assistant teacher with Halifax County Community Action, 1991-1999, was a 2004 graduate of Averett University with a BA in education, taught pre-K at Meadville Elementary School 2005-2009 and was teacher of the year at Meadville Elementary School in 2009.

Survivors of Ms. Russell include one daughter, Jodie Russell, of South Boston; one son, Anthony Russell, of South Boston; her mother; one sister, Helen Martin, of Westmont, Ill.; one brother, Charles Russell Jr., of Benson, N.C. She was formerly married to Brian K. East.

A memorial service for Ms. Russell will be held at Powell Funeral Home chapel Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Dan Ward and Brenda Fuller officiating.

The family will receive friends at Powell Funeral Home for one hour prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, consider the Halifax County Cancer Association, P.O. Box 1891, Halifax, VA 24558, or a charity of choice.

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Arrangements are by Powell Funeral Home, South Boston.