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Mr. Russell James Coleman

APPLING, Ga. - Mr. Russell James Coleman of Appling took his final trip home to his maker on July 13, 2011. Russell was born to Robert and Judy Coleman (Mize) on January 12, 1959, and raised in Washington, Ind. Russell was an Army veteran who proudly served his country for three years and received an honorary discharge. Russell is survived by his loving wife, Deanna Coleman, whom he married on April 7, 2005, who shared a love that many never know. With the support of his loving wife he got his associate of science in social work from Vincennes University of Southern Indiana. He went on to get his bachelor and master in social work from University of Southern Indiana. Russell planned on getting a job in social working helping those who had a hard time with addiction. Russell was a simple and loving husband, father, step father, grandpa, and a friend to many. He will be missed. He is also survived by four sisters, Christine Neideitch of Indianapolis, Ind., Rachel Coleman of Pennsylvania, Camilla Shelton of Brownstown, Ind., Angee Folsom, of Greensburg, Ind., his brother, Matthew Coleman, of Cape Girardeau, Mo., a stepbrother, Steve Mize, of Washington, Ind., a step sister, Melissa Murray, of Washington, Ind.. He had two stepchildren, Dana Steiner of Loogootee, Ind., and Dean Steiner and wife Vandora Steiner, of Evansville Ind. and their son, Kaiden Steiner, who is the proud stepgrandson of Russell. Russell is preceded in death by his parents, father, Robert Coleman and mother, Judy Mize; his stepfather, Doug Mize; a stepbrother, Doug Mize Jr. A memorial service was held at the Curtis Funeral Home Chapel in Thomson on Monday, July 18, at 2 pm. A memorial service will be held in Russell's hometown of Washington at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the University of Southern Indiana, foundation for the Russell Coleman Social Work Scholarship. Contributions can be sent to The University of Southern Indiana at 8600 University Blvd. in Evansville, IN 47712 or onlineat dation/gift/giftform.aspx Curtis Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Web posted on Thursday, July 21, 2011

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