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Russell Ashby Lundy, Sr., 82, of Emporia, passed away peacefully on February 12, 2018. He was predeceased by his parents, William and Lelia Lundy; three brothers, Turner Lundy (Louise), R.J. Lundy, and Moses Lundy; six sisters, Irene Brown (Vernon), Fannie Bowen (Frank), Kathryn Sadler (Younger), Cora Britton (Russell), Ellen Buckner (Ben), and infant Mable Lundy.  He is survived by his wife of sixty years, Betty Bradley Lundy of the home, sons Russell A. Lundy, II, and his wife Bria, of Houston, Texas; and W. David Lundy of Emporia, and sister-in-law’s, Shirley (Moses) and Trude (RJ).  He leaves behind four grandchildren to cherish his memory:  R. Ashby Lundy, III, and his wife, Polly, of South Hill; Cameron Clarke Lundy and his wife, Sarah, of Raleigh; Hunter Mitchell Lundy of South Hill, and Sadler Hastings Lundy of Emporia.  To be sure, he will be missed by a host of extended family, friends, and former co-workers.

Russell began his retail career with Peebles Department Stores in Greer, South Carolina in 1954.  After management positions in Kenbridge and South Hill, Virginia, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and finally, Woodbridge, Virginia, he returned to the Peebles Corporate Office in South Hill, Virginia.  He retired in 2003 as Senior Vice President of Stores. 

He was a loyal member, Sunday School teacher, and former Deacon of Main Street Baptist Church in Emporia, an active Ruritan, and volunteer administrator of the Samaritan Helping Hands Ministry where he remained involved until his passing.  He had a love for music and enjoyed playing the bass guitar with friends.  Luncheon and Visitation will be from noon until 1:30 pm on Thursday, February 15, 2018 at Main Street Baptist Church in Emporia with Celebration of Life beginning at 1:30 pm.  Graveside service will immediately follow at Greensville Memorial Cemetery, Emporia.  

In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests that memorials be made to Main Street Baptist Church Youth Ministry.  Condolences may be sent directly to the family home.  Echols Funeral Home, Emporia, is in charge of the funeral arrangements.

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