Erma Nadine Russell, 79, of Paris passed away on Friday, Feb. 21, 2014 in Paris. She was born on April 15, 1934 in Dardanelle to her parents, Thomas Leonard and Vivian D. (Watkins) Nesbitt. She was a homemaker, enjoyed crocheting, reading and embroidery and was a member of Harmony Assembly of God Church in Paris.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Vivian Nesbitt; husband, J.B. Russell; one daughter, Glenda Chandler; one sister, Gladys Nesbitt and one brother Raymond Nesbitt.

Visitation was held from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m., on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014 at Roller Funeral Home Chapel in Paris

Funeral Service will be held at 10 a.m., on Monday, Feb. 24, 2014 at Roller Funeral Home Chapel officiated by the Rev. Tammy Frederick. Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery in Paris under the direction of Roller Funeral Home. Online guestbook at

She is survived by her two daughters, Karen Stephens and husband James of Paris and Dianna Willhite and husband George of Paris; four grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild and her beloved pets, Sally, Fuzzy and Prissy.

Pallbearers will be Errick Ellington, Skyler Ellington, Cliff Chandler, Keith Robberson, James Chandler and Adam Chandler.

Honorary pallbearer will be her Great-Grandchildren.

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