Mary Joyce Holder Russell

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Mrs. Mary Joyce Holder Russell, age 74, of Chapel Hill, Tenn., died Monday, Dec. 7, 2015 in Columbia, Tennessee. Mrs. Russell was born in Giles County and was a daughter of the late George Washington and Susie Christine Reeves Holder. She was a homemaker and a member of the Baptist faith. Mrs. Russell was preceded in death by her husband, James Melton Russell, who died in 2010; a daughter, Carolyn Owens; and brothers, Jimmy Holder, Harold Holder and Roger Holder.

Mrs. Russell is survived by daughters, Shelia (Randy) Sweeney, Gail (Butch) Robertson, Susan (Greg) England, all of Chapel Hill, Tenn.; a son, Chris (Kristie) Russell, Lewisburg, Tenn.; sister, Linda Roberts, Chapel Hill, Tenn.; brothers, Thomas Holder, Unionville, Tenn., Larry Holder and Hank Holder, both of Chapel Hill, Tenn.; grandchildren, Gwen Gentry, Ed Sweeney, Amanda Sweeney, Crystal Bunty, Jennifer Hodge, Jacob Robertson, Rachel Robertson, Knox Russell; and eleven great grandchildren.

Visitation was set for 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015 at Lawrence Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015 from the chapel of Lawrence Funeral Home with Bro. Steve Swango officiating. Burial will follow in Swanson Cemetery in Chapel Hill.

Randy Sweeney, Butch Robertson, Greg England, Ed Sweeney, Jacob Robertson and Marty Gentry will serve as pallbearers.

Lawrence Funeral Home and Cremation Services is in charge of the arrangements.