March 4, 1923 ~ April 24, 2006

Born in: Buncombe Co., NC,
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Katherine Hawkins “Kitty” Russell, 83, of Arbor Terrace, Skyland, formerly of Oak Forest, Asheville, died Monday, April 24, 2006, at the John F. Keever Hospice Solace Center. An Asheville native, Mrs. Russell was daughter of the late Frank and Cartha Brown Hawkins. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Ralph W. Russell, and a sister, Martha Stillwell. A graduate of Lee Edwards High and of Blanton’s Business College, Mrs. Russell was a member of Royal Arcanum and of Biltmore Baptist Church and the Nancy Riggins Sunday School Class. Mrs. Russell is survived by a daughter, Marilyn White, of Lawrenceville, GA; a son, Bobby Russell and his wife, Linda, of Fletcher; three grandchildren, Trevor White and Miranda White of Lawrenceville, GA, and William Hunnicutt of Asheville; and one great-granddaughter, Annabelle Macy Hunnicutt. A funeral service will be held at 4:00 p.m. Thursday in the Patton Avenue chapel of Groce Funeral Home with the Revs. Harold Savell and Riland Whitehead officiating. Interment will follow at Green Hills Cemetery. Her family will receive friends 7:00 to 8:30 P.M. Wednesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mountain Area Hospice, P.O. Box 25338, Asheville, NC, 28813.

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  1. I am so deeply sorry about your mother and sorrier that I didn’t know earlier. She was a dear, sweet lady and I had the utmost respect for her. My thoughts and prayers are will all of you. Love, Vicki

  2. Just wanted to let you know how sorry I was to hear of Kitty’s passing. She was a great lady and will be missed. I’m thinking of you all.

  3. I pray God will give you a peace
    that passeth all understanding
    to face the difficult days ahead.
    She was such a LADY. I can hear
    her voice now. She WILL be missed.
    Betty Ponder

  4. Dear Marilyn: I was so sorry to hear about your Mom passing away. My Mom sent me the newspaper clipping. I saw from the article that you are still in Georgia. I would love to hear from you sometime – we are in Idaho. Again, I am so sorry for your loss.

    Love, Sylvia

  5. Dear Bobby and Linda:
    Our thoughts are with you and your family during this time of sorrow. Take care and we love you,
    May and Brooks


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