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Claud Franklin "Frank" Russow

Gravette, AR, 1946 - 2019

Claud Franklin Russow, 72, of Gravette, Arkansas, died July 30th. Born November 3, 1946 to Elmer and Mae (Sawyer) Russow of Gravette, Arkansas. Frank attended Gravette High School. After graduation he joined the U.S. Navy in 1965. While home on leave, he married Lynda Kay Stidham. Frank spent 21 years in the Navy.
Frank was a Christian and attended church at Heritage Baptist Church. He spent his years after retiring with his family and animals. He loved his family very much and was the biggest support of them all. He wanted to see everyone succeed. You could find him sitting out on the back porch watching his goats.
He was preceded in death by his mother and father, one brother, Mike Russow, one sister, Iva Bell and brother-in-law Harold Feltcher of Bentonville. He is survived by his wife Lynda Kay and his two daughters: Linda and husband Lee White of Gravette and Angela Russow of Rogers, Arkansas, three grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He is also survived by three brothers: Wayne Russow, Mark and Betty Russow, Clark and Debbie Russow; one sister, Ida Russow Wheeldon and husband Harlan, all of Gravette.
Visitation will be held Thursday, August 1st from 6 to 8 p.m. at Heritage Baptist Church, 307 4th Avenue SE, Gravette, Arkansas. Funeral will be held Friday, August 2nd at 10 a.m. at Heritage Baptist Church with Pastor Darrell Kelper officiating. Burial will follow at Bethel Cemetery in Gravette.
Arrangements are by Bella Vista Funeral Home & Crematory. Online condolences may be made at

Published August 1, 2019

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