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Hardy Alvin "Bud" Russell

September 3, 1953 - December 9, 2017

Hardy Alvin “Bud” Russell, 64, of Saluda passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, December 9, 2017. He was the son of the late Rosa Burns and J.B. Russell. He was also preceded in death by his daughter, Shelley Marie Russell and a brother Boyce Russell.

Bud retired from GE after 30 years of service. In 2009 he got the title he was most proud of “Papa”. He loved his old cars and his goat farm. He will be truly missed by all that knew him.

Survivors include his loving wife of 35 years, Shelba Bell Russell, three daughters, Cassie Russell, Cady Early (Kevin) and Chemily Russell (Matthew Hoots) all of Saluda; three sisters, Myrtle Mayfield (John) of Durham, Bonnie Stanley (Phil) of Saluda, Jenny Hefner (Eddy) of Zirconia; Aunt, Effie Russell of Saluda; five grandchildren, whom he loved more than life and cared for daily, Taylor, Brycen, Harley, Miles and Alliyah; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

A funeral service will be held at 1pm on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at Mountain Page Baptist Church with Reverends James Parker and Jimmy Owens. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8pm on Monday, December 11, 2017 at Shuler Funeral Home.

Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Monday, December 11, 2017

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Shuler Funeral Home Chapel

125 Orr's Camp Rd.
Hendersonville, NC 28792

Service Information

Date: Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Time: 1:00 pm


Mountain Page Baptist Church

Mountain Page Rd.
Saluda, NC 28773

Cemetery Information

Date: Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Time: 2:00 pm


Mountain Page Baptist Church Cemetery

Moutain Page Rd
Saluda, NC 28773

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