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Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Jul 14, 2014

Retired Loudon County General Sessions Judge William Henry "Bill" Russell, 75, died July 10. A graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Law, Russell began practicing law in the county but later moved to Nashville to work for Gov. Winfield Dunn, serving as assistant commissioner of conservation and administrative assistant. In 1974, he returned to Loudon County and was elected county judge. While maintaining an active law practice through the 1980s, Russell established Southeastern Title & Abstract Company and worked for a time as an assistant in the Ninth Judicial District Attorney's Office. He was elected to the General Sessions Court in 1998. A memorial service will be held July 22 at 7 p.m. at Central United Methodist Church, 301 Hickory Creek Rd., Lenoir City 37771. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund, 105 Westpark Dr., Brentwood, TN 37027. Knoxnews has more on his life.