Mrs. Barbara Russell Patterson, age 72, passed away March 28, 2019, in The Bridge at Monteagle Nursing Home in Monteagle, Tennessee. A native of the Copper Basin, she was the daughter of the late J.B. and Lois Cole Russell. Barbara worked for a number of years as a catalogue sales representative for JC Penny in Blue Ridge. She was of the Baptist faith. Also preceding her in death was her son, Timothy Patterson; siblings, Richard Russell, Michael Russell and Ronald Russell.
Survivors include her caregivers, Charles and Odetta Patterson of Mineral Bluff; two grandchildren, Dalton Patterson and Jessica Patterson; and sister-in-law, Gail Russell.
Graveside services were conducted Saturday, March 30, 2019, from the Chastain Memorial Park Cemetery with the Rev. Delmar Davenport officiating. Serving as pallbearers were Gerald Patterson, Steven Patterson, Dalton Patterson, Justin Russell, Larry Cochran and Carlos Wilson. Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.akinsfuneralhome.com. Akins Funeral Home of Blue Ridge was in charge of the arrangements.