July 14, 2021
Russell Self, 79, of Mosheim, passed away Wednesday, July 14th, at the home of his daughter on the Self family farm. Russell was born on this farm, labored on the farm, raised his family there, and died there. Alvin Russell Self served in the United States Army Reserve for 30 years, he served in Operation Desert Storm. He was a lifelong farmer, operated Self Service Station in Mosheim in 1960’s, retired from Minco after 35 years, worked at Planter’s Tobacco Warehouse and Jack Overall Warehouse, and for the last several years he helped his son with his business, Self Lawn and Maintenance. Russell’s forefathers were well known in the 1800’s and were people known for caring others of that time. Claiborne Self, Russell’s third great-grandfather, was instrumental in the building of Big Springs Baptist Church in 1816. Russell was a member of Big Springs Baptist Church and Brown Springs Baptist Church. Survivors include four children: Keith, Kenny, Sandra, and Cody Self; grandchildren: Keanen Self, Ayla Self, Easton Self, and Mirycal Self; a daughter-in-law whom he thought of as a daughter, Tonya Self; nieces and nephews: Michelle and Johnny Fowler and children: Ashley and Emily; Rebecca Self; Charles and Dawn Self and children: Ian and Isaac; special companion: Knight Rider; special friend to Russell and Sheron: Annie Gass; and special friend, Teresa Carter. Russell was preceded in by his wife: Sheron Self; son: Allen Russell Self; three grandchildren; parents: Curtis and Opal Self; brother: Darrell Self. The family will receive friends from 5 – 8 p.m. on Friday at Doughty-Stevens Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the Doughty-Stevens Chapel with the Rev. Richard Long officiating. Interment will be in Hartman’s Chapel Cemetery. The Greene County Honor Guard will convey military honors. Active pallbearers will be Keanen Self, Charles Jessie, Gary Carter, Johnny Fowler, Will Smith, Charles Self, James Cobble, and Steve Cobble. Honorary pallbearers will be Eugene Carter, George Jessie, Dwayne Carter, and Stanley Burkhart.
Russell Self, 79, of Mosheim, passed away Wednesday, July 14th, at the home of his daughter on the Self family farm. Russell was born on this farm, labored on the farm, raised his family there, and died there. Alvin Russell Self served in... View Obituary & Service Information
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