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Doris Powell Russell

Apr 05, 2018
Doris Powell Russell

Berlin — Doris Powell Russell, 89, of Berlin, died Friday, March 30, 2018, at the Berlin Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Born in Berlin, Maryland, Doris was the daughter of late Harris Charles Powell and Alpha Parsons Powell.

Her husband, Joseph W. Russell, her son, Steven Aaron Russell, and her brother, Ralph E. Powell, and her son-in-law, Barry D. Baker, also preceded her in death.

Doris was a 50-year member of the Boggs Disharoon Post 123 Auxiliary, a lifetime member of AMSA and a long-time member or Taylorville Methodist Church.

She had been a bookkeeper and also owned her own fabric store and vertical blinds business. She had written songs - “Assateague My Assateague” and “Stand Up America” which was recorded by her son and daughter-in-law’s band, Country High.

Doris is survived by her daughter, Judy R. Baker; sister, Norma Lee Hames and her husband, Lynn; grandson, T. C. Cooper; great-granddaughter, Emma Rose Cooper; granddaughter, Tammy Lynn Boston, and her husband, Rodney; great-granddaughters, Samantha Widgeon and her husband, Joey, and Kylie Boston; great-great-granddaughter, Skylar Widgeon; daughter-in-law, Bobbi Russell; sister-in-law, Harriett Russell; and also many nieces, nephews and step-grandchildren.

Doris and her husband, Joe, spent many years camping and fishing on Assateague Island and Ocracoke Island, North Carolina where they fished, played and met many people - some who called them Mom and Dad.

A memorial funeral service was held on Wednesday, April 4, 2018, at Taylorville Methodist Church. Reverend Walt Crocker officiated. Internment followed in Taylorville Cemetery.

Donations may be made to Taylorville United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 456, Berlin, Maryland 21811 and to the Worcester County Humane Service.

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