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Ronald Emmette Russell


Graveside service for Mr. Ronald Emmette Russell, 79, of Marietta, Georgia, was Sunday, June 12, 2022, at Kellyton Memory Gardens. Rev. Mike Jackson officiated. There will be a Memorial Service held on Saturday, June 25, at 2 p.m. EST at the Mayes Ward-Dobbins Funeral Home Chapel in Marietta, Georgia.

Mr. Russell passed away on Sunday, June 5, 2022, at Camellia Place in Woodstock, Georgia. He was born on December 1, 1942, in Marietta, Georgia, to John Hadley Russell and Mary Lee Rampley Russell. He was a member of Eastside Baptist Church. He attended Sprayberry High School and Woodrow Wilson College of Law. Ron had an exceptional voice and was often sought out as a young man for solos at church. Ron served as a bi-vocational minister of music for several churches in Cobb County during his life. He had a keen sense of humor and was known to enjoy an innocent prank from time to time. Ron was a regional sales manager for Campbell’s Soup, Tropicana Orange Juice, Tree Sweet, and Canels. He also helped to pioneer Tropicana in the Southeast and was awarded membership in the Million Case Club. He was a reservist for Naval Air Reserve and served as chaplain of his group.

He is survived by his wife, Karen Worthy Russell of Marietta, Georgia; children, Todd Russell, Julie Boyeskie (Jason), and Kelli Sanders; grandchildren, Ethan Sanders, Sarah Sanders, Connor Boyeskie; sisters, Shirley Dill (Terry) and Mary Russell; sisters-in-law, Dot Russell and Barbara Russell; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, James Russell, Joel Russell, Ed Russell, and Herb Russell; and sister-in-law, Betty Russell.

In lieu of flowers, donations are appreciated to your charity of choice or to Alzheimer’s Disease research at Emory University – Goizueta Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center.

Memorial donations can be made out to:

Emory University

Emory Office of Gift Accounting

1762 Clifton Road NE, Ste. 1400

Atlanta, GA 30322

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Radney Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.


Charles Lewis Scarbrough


Charles Lewis Scarbrough peacefully passed over on June 8, 2022. He was enthusiastically greeted by his wife, Sarah Josephine Long Scarbrough; his son, Aubrey Lewis Scarbrough; his parents, Bernice and W.A. Scarbrough; his aunts and uncles who were so dear to him; as well as his sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Betty and Dick Wyskida, to whom he had a special connection as the men were roommates before meeting the sisters.

He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Denise and Tom Nelson; granddaughters, Elise Laurie Nelson and Celeste Sophie Nelson; as well as nieces and nephews.

There will be a memorial to celebrate his life at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 25, 2022, at Pleasant Hill Church.

In lieu of flowers please consider a subscription for yourself or as a gift or a donation to “The Coosa County News.”

Mr. Scarbrough has been financially supporting the paper through all these years, and because he thought it was so important for Coosa County to have a local news source, and we (his family and the staff of “The CCN”) agree, we will be doing our best to make that continue to happen.


Cara Patterson Wallace


Funeral service for Mrs. Cara Patterson Wallace, 60, of Goodwater, was Wednesday, June 15, 2022, at the Candler Mountain Baptist Church. Rev. Jimmy Nelson officiated. Burial followed in the Hillview Memorial Park.

Mrs. Wallace passed away on Saturday, June 11, 2022, at University of Alabama Hospital (Birmingham). She was born on September 27, 1961, in Tallapoosa County to Billy Gene Patterson and Ila Mae Merrell Patterson. She was a member of Candler Mountain Baptist Church. Cara was a God loving woman who cared for her family deeply. She adored spending time with her grandchildren and eating out with her family. Her hobbies included traveling, boating, and watching her hummingbirds feed. She collected wind chimes and loved listening to the wonderful music they made and had a passion for lighthouses.

She is survived by her husband of 21 years, Kenneth Dale Wallace; children,  Timothy Thornton (Mary), Harvey Wallace (Jennifer), Dee Dee Nelson (Allen), Kayla Shirley, Larry Wallace (Sheyanne), Amber Parrish (Mikey); grandchildren, Tyler Lee, Lorionna Lee, Sam Wallace, Taylor Parrish, Kelsey Wallace, Jerimiah Wages, Ben Wix, Caulton Kenney, Layla Cockerham, Ragen Browning, James Wix, Jacob Nelson, Noah Kenney, Eli Browning, Lucas Nelson, Tommy Wallace, Aubree Wallace, Finnley Parrish; nephew, Jesse Patterson (Jana); and numerous other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Lola Lee; brother, Valance Patterson; and stepson, Daniel Kelley.

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Radney Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

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