James H. Russ, Jr.

Published 1:58 pm Tuesday, November 15, 2022

James Hilton Russ, Jr. age 66, a resident of Pantego, NC died Monday, November 14, 2022 at ECU Health Inpatient Hospice in Greenville.

A funeral service will be held 12:00 PM Friday, November 18, 2022 in the Chapel of Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven and will be officiated by Ethan Coltrain. Burial will follow in Davis Cemetery in Pungo.

Mr. Russ was born in Beaufort County on October 16, 1956, to the late James H. Russ, Sr. and Sally “Hylan” Midyette. On April 3, 1981, he married Thelma Faye Rose who survives. He was a member of Hebron United Methodist Church.

In addition to his wife, survivors include two children, Connie Russ Midgette and husband Daniel of Pantego, James Hilton Russ, III of Pantego, five grandchildren, Jonathan Kyle Midgette, Destiny Faye Midgette, Kaelen Elizabeth Midgette, Kendell Reese Midgette, Kinsley Faye Russ, a brother, Julian Russ of Pantego, and a nephew, Brandon Norfleet Russ.

He is preceded in death by two brothers, Thomas Russ, Michael Russ, and a sister, Gail Russ.

The family will receive friends from 11:00 am until 12:00 pm Friday, November 18, 2022 at Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven and other times at the home of his daughter Connie Midgette, 679 Hwy 99 N, Pantego, NC 27860.

Condolences may be addressed to the family online by visiting www.paulfuneralhome.com.

Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is honored to serve the Russ family.