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Russell Ewell Jones

Russell Ewell Jones, widower of the late Nellie Alice Downing Jones, died Friday February 2, 2024, at his home in Millersburg, KY.

He was born in Paris, KY to the late Charlie and Nancy Kidd Jones. Russell was retired from IBM and after retiring from IBM he stayed busy, driving a school bus for Bourbon County Schools, farming and helped raise thoroughbred horses. His passion however was preaching the word of God with his loving wife of over 60 years. Together, they help re-establish the Shawhan Baptist Church and the Irvingsville Baptist Church and they founded the Mountain Moving Church. Along with his love of the Lord, his love for all of his family was unmatched.

He is survived by two daughters, Dawn (Sherman Mitchell) Jones and Nina Eldridge; three grandchildren, Chad (Alicia Hollar) Jones, Michael Eldridge, Jared (Chelsea Hunter) Eldridge and the Mitchell children that called him Papaw; three great grandchildren, Jasmine Jones, Sawyer Jones and Hanna Jones and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to his wife and parents, he was also preceded in death by one daughter, Sharon Beth Jones and two brothers, James Paul Jones and Charles Lee Jones.

Funeral services will be conducted Thursday February 8, 2024, at the Lusk-McFarland Funeral Home Chapel, 1120 Main St., Paris, KY by Pastor Steve Baker.

Visitation will be from 5:00 PM Thursday February 8, 2024, until the hour of service at the funeral home.

The funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Lusk-McFarland Funeral Home, 1120 Main St., Paris, KY.

The online guestbook is at and a 24-hour funeral information line can be reached by calling 859-987-4387.



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