VILLA RIDGE — Vera L. Calhoun Russell, 108, passed away at 11:35 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017, at her residence.

She was a member of Love Joy Freewill Baptist Church in Villa Ridge.

She is survived by three daughters, Linda Williams of Detroit, Michigan; Helen Nevings, of Marion; Janice Couch, of Villa Ridge; and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her husband.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, in St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church of Mounds, with the Rev. Gloria F. Hayes officiating, and visitation beginning at 11 a.m.

Burial will follow at 11:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 11, in Mound City National Cemetery of Mound City.

Pettus-Rowland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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