Willie Paul Russell, 51, died November 23, 2014. He was born in Morgan County on February 19, 1962 to the late Ralph Russell Sr. and Anna Mary Simmons-Russell. He was preceded in death by both parents, a brother Ralph Russell Jr. and four sisters Mary Russell-Williams, Laura Bell Russell, Margret Russell and Vevline Simmons. He is survived by a loving sister Shirley (Tony) Simmons-Roberts of Atlanta; a brother-in-law Will Williams of Atlanta a special uncle Joe Simmons Jr., a special aunt Sarah Simmons-Burston, a host of uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 29 in Springfield Baptist Church. Interment was in the church Cemetery. Casket attendants were Jeffery Simmons, Johnny Brooks Jr., Kendrick Lamar Simmons, Kendrick Lewis Simmons Sr., Mack Simmons and Willie Brooks. Flower attendants were Breanna Simmons, Catherine Wright, Charly Nash, DeShanti` Simmons, Johnnie Mae Walker and Roderica Simmons.