Celebrating The Life Of Loved Ones

Carol Lynn Spencer Russell

Carol Lynn Spencer Russell, age 72 of Farmville, VA passed away Monday, June 12, 2017 in the UVA Medical Center, Charlottesville, VA.  Her funeral will be 11:00 AM Saturday, June 24, 2017 in the Stanly Funeral Home Chapel, Albemarle, N.C with the Rev. Bob Elwood and Rev. Pete Campbell officiating.  The family will receive friends on Saturday morning from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM.  Entombment will follow the service in the Stanly Gardens of Memory Mausoleum, Albemarle, NC

Mrs. Russell was born on September 8, 1944 in Bradshaw, WV to the late Willie Spencer Baker and was a retired clerical worker with Wiscassett Mill Company.  She was a member of NewHope Church of God in Cumberland, VA. She received a High School Diploma and also a Business Degree from Stanly Community College. She enjoyed singing with the gospel group the PHC Singers and also loved camping and cooking.

Mrs. Russell was married to the late Loyd Jessie Russell who preceded her in death March 24, 2003.  Also preceding her in death was a brother, Danny Baker a sister, Glenna Baker, a step-daughter Ann Smith, a grandchild Tracy Carpenter, two great grandchildren, Alison Russell and Baby Girl Smith. Survivors include a daughter, Sha’ Russell Montore and husband Joe of Farmville, VA, grandchildren A.J., Jacob, and Gianna, two stepsons Jimmy Russell/ Jeanette and Ricky Russell/ Linda, both from Millingport, NC, two step-daughters, Ramona Clark/ Bobby and  son-in-law Lee Roy Smith from  Millingport and Teresa Tucker/ Mike from Albemarle, NC, one brother, Calvin Baker/Nancy of Bluefield, WV, four sisters Violet Whaley of Chicago, IL, Darlene Orobey and Doris Sossie both of Oregon  and Betty Allen of Fayetteville, NC, 11 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and 5 great great-grandchildren.

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  • Edith Huneycutt Harless Posted June 25, 2017 12:36 am

    Sha’ and family. I am sorry to hear about Carol passing away. I knew her and Loyd when we worked for Wiscassett Mills many years ago. My husband and I bought a mobile home from them and moved it up here to West Jefferson before we built our house and moved here. Sha’, you were just a little girl then. I remember Jimmy and Ricky also. I’m sure they know my brother, Max, who lives in the Plyler Community. I pray that God will give you peace and comfort in the days and weeks to come.

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Everyone went out of their way to make sure that every detail was good with me.  Their kindness, patience and love they show is superior.  Stephen Aldridge and his ENTIRE staff are the best.


The whole staff was wonderful but Stephen Aldridge was excellent, even sending us a note one month later.


Excellent customer service and attention to detail from start to finish.

Personal touch – treated you like family – genuine expression of sympathy and condolences-

We personally know these folks and they have served our family and extended family since the early 1960s.