Herbert E. Russell, 87, of Magnolia, passed away Sunday, March 10, 2013. Mr. Russell was born March 1, 1926, in Falcon to Elmore and Verna Marlar Russell.

He was the owner of Rustex Oil, Inc., SH&J Drilling Corporation, and Fred Stewart Trucking Company. Mr. Russell was a supporter of the Republican Party.

Mr. Russell was preceded in death by his parents and two siblings, Dorothy Waters and Arthur Russell.

He is survived by three children, Wayne “Bubba” Russell, Marie Vickers and husband Billy, all of Magnolia, and Betty Storar and husband Jimmy of Shreveport, La.; sister-in-law, Betty K. Russell of Magnolia; six grandchildren, Russ Storar, Sharon Wiggins, Todd Vickers, Bryan Russell, Brad Russell, and Chris Russell; and six great-grandchildren, Cody Russell, Lexi Russell, Zack Wiggins, Klein Vickers, Bryce Vickers, and Blaine Vickers.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, at Smith Funeral Home in Stamps, with Bro. Mickey May officiating. Interment will follow at Columbia Cemetery in Waldo, under the direction of A.O. Smith Funeral Home of Stamps.

Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. today at Smith Funeral Home in Stamps.

Online registration is available at www.aosmithfuneralhome.com.

Published: 03/12/2013