Mrs. Edra Russell



Mrs. Edra F. Russell of South Charleston, WV gained her angel wings on November 30th at age 87. Edra’s family was very important to her, she was a very loving mother and grandmother and was a quilter and took great pride in every one she made.  She was preceded in death by her first husband Charles G. Harrison, second husband Lonard O. Tillis, her parents Herbert W. and Evelyn Kirk Higginbotham, brothers, Hershel, Delbert, Darrell and Linzy Higginbotham. Sisters, Freda Noffsinger, Helen Goff, Kathleen Deal, Mildred Randolph and Dicie Harris.  She is survived by her husband of 32 years James T. Russell of South Charleston, sons James (Barbara) Harrison of Bellevue, Ohio, Roger (Elaine) Harrison of Nitro, WV, Michael (Terri) Harrison of Saint Albans, WV, daughter Charlene Sotak of South Charleston, WV, step-daughter Nancy Parsons of Nitro, WV and sister Maxine Randolph of Fairfax, VA.  Edra was blessed with 13 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, 16 great-great-grandchildren, 4 step grandchildren and 3 step great- grandchildren.  A tribute to the life of Edra will be at 1pm Thursday, December 5th at Gatens-Harding Funeral Home Chapel with The Rev. Jackie Russell officiating.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Entombment will be in Haven of Rest Memory Gardens in The Last Supper Mausoleum in Hometown, WV.