AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mrs. Ponda Raley Pittman-Russell, 72, beloved wife of the late Nally(Rock) Russell entered into rest on Tuesday, September 17, 2002, at her residence. Graveside funeral services will held 3 p.m Thursday, September 19, 2002, at Hillcrest Memorial Park with Rev. Marion Jay officiating. Pallbearers will be Rusty Masters, Brandon Masters, Justin Watkins, Gregory Howard, John Long & Norman Weaver. Survivors include daughter & son-in-law Darlene & Billy Masters, five grandchildren, Rhonda Watkins, Jamie Howard, Rusty Masters, Brandon Masters, & Brittany Masters, also surviving are six great-grandchildren. Mrs. Russell was born in Augusta, and spent the majority of her life in Avera, Georgia. She was also a former Southern Bell Telephone operator and a operator with Doctors Answering Service The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday at Poteet Funeral Homes-South Chapel 3465 Peach Orchard Road, Augusta. For those wishing to make memorials you may choose the Alzheimers Association Augusta, 1899 Central Ave., Augusta, Ga. 30904.
The Augusta Chronicle September 18, 2002