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Berl Russell

November 17, 1935 — October 16, 2014

Berl Russell

Berl L. Russell, 78, of Hobbs, passed away Thursday, October 16, 2014. Funeral services will be 1:00 PM Monday, October 20, 2014 at Vista Pointe Baptist Church with Pastor Chuck Snyder, officiating. Interment will follow in Prairie Haven Memorial Park. Visitation will be Sunday from 2:007:00 PM at Griffin Funeral Home.

Berl was born on November 17, 1935 in Stuart, Oklahoma to Everett and Zoie Russell. He married Novella Shropshire on May 2, 1956 in Hobbs and they celebrated over 58 years of wonderful marriage. Berl was a good ole country boy who enjoyed country and western movies and songs. He enjoyed fishing and being with his family. Berl was preceded in death by his parents 4 brothers and 2 sisters.

Survivors include his wife, Novella Russell of the home daughters, Sandra Hambrick Murray of Midland, TX, Donna Sue Ellis of Hobbs and Rhonda Hilderbrand of England son, Allen Russell, Robi of Hobbs foster son, Ricky Goode of Arkansas brother, Gerl Russell Alta of Stuart, OK 4 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.

Services are under the direction of Griffin Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made to:


Griffin Funeral Home
401 N. Dalmont
Hobbs, NM  88240
Sunday, October 19, 2014
1:00 pm to 7:00 pm


Funeral Service

Vista Pointe Baptist Church
301 E. Navajo Dr.
Hobbs, NM  88240
Monday, October 20, 2014
1:00 pm


Prairie Haven Memorial Park
2201 E. Stanolind Rd.
Hobbs, NM  88240
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