Mary Irene Russell-Bush-Dill


Mary Irene Russell-Bush-Dill journeyed from this life to her next on February 14, 2017 at 10:45 a.m. She passed away at her home surrounded by her family.

Entering the Pearly Gates of Heaven, she will be welcomed by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Elzie Chappell; first husband, Alvin Lee Russell; second husband, George Bush; third husband, James Dill Jr.; five siblings, Willa Mae Whalen, Myrtle Gibson, Gracie Bates, Evelyn Pugh and Ralph E. Chappell; daughter, Nancy Jo Russell; son, Jimmy Neil Russell; two sons-in-law, Richard Reno and Ronald Syx; great-granddaughter, Wendy Michelle Norris; great-great-grandson, Wyatt Cornelius; and granddaughter, Tammy Syx.

She is survived by seven children, Pat Reno, Carol Johnson (Bob), Brenda Syx, Jerry Russell (Shirley), Gary Russell (Sandy), David Russell (Kathy), and Donna Cole (James); 14 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; brother, William Chappell (Betty Joan); sister, Helen Gober; and sister-in-law, Geri Chappell; and a host of nieces, nephews, and other family.

Services will be held at New Horizon Memorial Funeral Home in Dora on Friday, Feb. 17, 2017. Visitation will be from 10 until 11 a.m., and the service will follow at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be at New Bethel Cemetery on Warrior Jasper Road.

Online condolences may be expressed at

New Horizon Memorial Funeral Home, Dora; 205-648-2323