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Mildred Watts Russ: Tabor City

1923 – 2018

     Mildred Watts Russ of Tabor City died Friday, Jan. 26, in McLeod Loris hospital. She was 94.

     Born in Columbus County, she was the daughter of the late Fred Melvin Watts and Ruthie Mae Norris Watts. She was the widow of Jesse E. Russ.

     She is survived by one daughter, Evelyn Russ Buffkin and husband Leon of Kissimmee, Florida; one son, Eldon Russ and wife Linda of Greer; two grandchildren, Kirstin Russ of Weaverville; Dr. Kimberly Russ Stephenson and husband Dr. Jason Stephenson of Hartselle, Alabama; three great-grandchildren, Josie Stephenson, Russ Stephenson, and Eleanor Stephenson.

     She was preceded in death by a daughter, Elaine Russ Doby; a brother, Clayton Watts; and a sister, Myrtie Watts Spivey.

     Visitation was planned from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 28, in Inman Ward Funeral Home, Tabor City.

     Funeral services were planned for 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 29, in the Inman Ward Funeral Home Chapel, burial following in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Tabor City.

     Memorials may be made to the Sandy Plain Baptist Church 8405 Swamp Fox Hwy E. Tabor City, NC 28463

     A guest register is available here.