Funeral services for Dorothy Lord Russell, 88 of Sweetwater, will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, July 11, 2012, at McCoy Chapel of Memories. Graveside services will be held at 4 p.m. on Thursday, July 12, 2012 at Rest Haven Memorial Park in Corsicana, TX with Rev. John Fanning officiating. Interment will follow under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, July 10, from 6-7:30 p.m. at McCoy Funeral Home.
Russell died Monday, July 9, 2012, at her home in Sweetwater.
She was born March 6, 1924, in Navarro County, TX. She married Joe Lord on Feb. 24, 1942 in Navarro County, Texas. After his death in 1973, she married Jim Russell on June 14, 1986, in Las Vegas, NM. Dorothy was a housewife and had lived in Sweetwater since 1963. She worked for Walls Industries for 12 years as a power machine operator.
Survivors include her daughters, Bobbie Jo Moore and husband Joel of Justin, TX and Suzanne Pursley and husband Philip of Amarillo; granddaughter, Bailey McAdams Korzenewski and husband Mark; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Felix and Susie Pinkard; her first husband, Joe Lord, on Feb. 23, 1973; her second husband, Jim Russell, on Dec. 6, 1999; her grandson, Matthew Anders Pursley, in 1994; a sister, Janie Pauline Myers; and a brother, Eddie Pinkard.