Connor, John Russell

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April 13, 1919 — March 2, 2007 Mr. John Russell Connor (Russell) of Dublin, departed this life Friday, March 2, 2007 in the care of Carrington Place in Wytheville, Va., where he has resided since his health began to decline.

Mr. Connor was retired from the Town of Dublin and was honorably discharged from the Navy where he served proudly in Norfolk, Va. He was a lifetime member of Dublin United Methodist Church and served in various capacities in the church.

He was predeceased by his wife, Odell Connor; parents, Archie and Hannah Connor; brother, Thelma Connor; stepsons, Thomas D. Cruise and Rodell E. Cruise, Sr.; daughter-in-law, Clara Cruise-Porter; granddaughter, Yolonda C. Tayo.

He leaves to cherish his memory his grandchildren, Cheryl Allman, Glen Allen, Va., Daryl (Chanthini) Cruise, Winston-Salem, N.C., Dr. Rodell (Melani) Cruise, Dublin, Va., Thomas (Bridget) Cruise, Upper Marlboro, Md., Stephanie (Lynwood) Cruise-Whyte, Christiansburg, Va., Cedric Cruise, Suwanee, Ga.; great-grandchildren, Rio, Cyerra, Tyler, Bria, Arman, Brandon, Bradlee, Lamar, Carastan, Stephano, Laurel, Mina; daughter-in-law, Wilda Cruise, Dublin, Va.; brother-in-law, Booker Austin, Dublin, Va.; a host of other relatives and friends.

In lieu of flowers, you may consider a donation in memory of Russell Connor to the Building Fund at Dublin United Methodist Church, 424 E Main St., Dublin Va. 24084.

Funeral service will be Saturday, March 10, 2007 at 1 p.m. at Dublin United Methodist Church, Dublin, Va., with viewing from noon until time of service. Interment will follow in Highland Memory Gardens, Dublin, Va.

Arrangements by Penn’s Funeral Home.