Kathryn Sue Russell Hadley

March 24, 2024

Kathryn Sue Russell Hadley, age 87, of Atmore, AL passed away on March 10, 2024 in Brewton, AL. She was the daughter of the late Bill and Helen Russell of Bay Minette, AL. Sue was a 1954 graduate of Baldwin County High School and earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree from Troy State University. She taught GED classes, college prep classes as well as post college prep classes in order to pass her college entrance exams. Sue’s career was in education, working as Secretary to the Dean of Education and to the President as well. During her career, she also taught on and off campus. She retired in 2001 from the Houston, Texas Windom Prison Facility.

She is preceded in death by her parents, W.J. “Bill” Russell and Helen Eubanks Russell; her husband, Arion “Little Boy” Hadley; her sons, John Alan “Johnny” Hadley and Robert Marion “Bobby” Hadley; her sister, Miriam “Bootsie” Russell; her brother-in-law, Marion “Big Boy” Hadley; father-in-law, John W. Hadley; her sister-in-laws, Marie Hadley Byrd and Mildred Hall, and her great grandson, Robert Everett “Rhett” Hadley.

She is survived by her son, Jimmy (Cathy) Hadley; her grandchildren, Robert Shane (Jessica) Hadley, Valisa Lee (Matthew) Lambert and Alece Hadley; her step grandchildren, D.J. Hunter and Tiffany Kelley; her great grandchildren, Nevaeh Hadley, Ashley Wilson, Jonathan Dunigan, Brandon Stone and Dalton Hadley; her step-great grandchild, Crimson Davis.

Graveside services will be held Friday, March 15, 2024 11:00 a.m. at Oak Hill Cemetery in Atmore, AL. Interment will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery.

Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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