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James Eldon Russell

November 16, 1972 - December 03, 2017

James Eldon Russell, 45, of Pana, died Sunday, December 3, 2017 in HSHS Good Shepherd Hospital, Shelbyville.  He was born November 16, 1972 in Effingham.

Jamie lived most of his life in Pana.  He married Cortinee Smith and they later divorced.

They became parents to sons: Dylan James Russell, Zaibry Miles-Robert Russell & Kezdyn Dean Russell, all of Pana.  He is also survived by his grandson, Diem James Russell, Pana; sister, Dusty Kamalii, Charleston, IL; brother, Brandon Kamalii, Pana, IL; uncle, Melvin (Cindy) Russell, Pana, IL; grandmother, Opal Russell, Pana, IL; and step father, Joe Shoraga, Sr.  He was preceded in death by his mother, Brenda (Russell) Shoraga and grandfather, James Eldon “Buck” Russell.

Funeral Information

Per Jamie’s wishes, cremation rites will be accorded with private family services at a later date.

Donations Information

Memorials are suggested to the children's education fund, c/o First National Bank of Pana.

James Eldon Russell

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