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Palentine Cordella Russell, age 93

Palentine Cordella “Della” Russell, 93, of North Little Rock, Arkansas, passed away
on Monday, March 28, 2022 at her home. She was born November 24, 1928 in
Texarkana, Arkansas, to the late Andrew J. Couch, Sr. and Pearl Carroll Couch.

Della was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 62 years, William F.
“Frankie” Russell, sisters Cathy Perrien and Trudy Couch, and brother A. J. “Andy”
Couch, Jr.

Della was known as “Bango” by her friends and family, a name given to her by her
first granddaughter. The name stuck with her, and everyone who knew the
family, called her by that name, including her husband, Frankie.

Della was an employee of Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. for 30 years, and
served as Payroll Supervisor for several years. She and Frankie enjoyed traveling,
attending the horse races at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, and spending time with
friends and family. She also made her famous Pecan Pie for our family

Della is survived by her son Charles L. “Lenny” Carroll, III, (Becky); three
granddaughters: Holly Fleenor (Jerry), Charity Hartwick, and Hope Carroll; four
great-grandchildren: Jerry Fleenor, Jr., Ashton Miller, Ella Miller, and Briley Miller;
and Della’s youngest sister, Olliez Dankert (Ron).

A family graveside service will be held at a later date.

Arrangements are entrusted to A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main
Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas 72076. (501) 982-3400


  • Keith Greenwell Liz Greenwell Posted April 2, 2022 2:16 PM

    May God’s love and peace surround the whole family.

  • Katheryn and John Pine Posted April 2, 2022 3:00 PM

    I loved Aunt Della so much. I know my mom Betty and dad Andy are at least two that will be welcoming her home. Much love to all of you.

  • Karen Couch Posted April 2, 2022 3:06 PM

    My dearest Aunt Della, you are messed and taught me so much as a little girl. Thank you for the memories. Lenny and Becky I hope continued blessing upon you and your beautiful family. I love you

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