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Clara V. Russell, 96

Posted on Friday, November 28, 2014 at 11:00 am

Russell, Clara V., 96, of Lynchburg, passed away Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014 at the Lynchburg Nursing Center. A native of Franklin County she was the daughter of the late Chaney Fanning and Della Painter Fanning. She was a homemaker and a member of Lynchburg Church of Christ. She loved sewing, knitting, cooking for her family and gardening. In later years she enjoyed going to the Senior Citizens in Lynchburg, where she enjoyed activities such as shuffle board, playing rook and bingo. She and her husband participated in the Olympic Games sponsored by the Senior Citizens. She is survived by her daughter Brenda Russell of Lynchburg; brothers Wilburn Fanning of Moore County and Clyde Fanning and his wife Toots of Moore County; sister Opal Casey of Moore County; granddaughter Kathy Crittenden and husband James of Tullahoma; two great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Willard Snow and Jeff Russell; daughter Myra Snow Golden; and sister Margie Burton. Services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 26 at Lynchburg Church of Christ with Bro. Richard Logan, Bro. Randy Davis and Bro. John Payne officiating. Burial followed in the Lynchburg Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Camp Joy. For online guest registry, visit <>. Lynchburg Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.