Mrs. Annie Ruth Slaughter Russell, age 85, of Thomaston, Ga., died April 13, 2013 at Upson Regional Medical Center.Mrs. Russell was born on Jan. 13, 1928 in Thomaston, Ga., to the late G.W. and Leila Slaughter. She owned and operated Russell Pet Shop for 21 years. Mrs. Russell was a member of New Hope Baptist Church where she attended the Sunshiners senior citizens group and was secretary of her Sunday School class. She was preceded in death by her husband Mr. Charlie David Russell.Survivors include her daughter, Mrs. Phyllis R. Franklin of Thomaston, Ga.; son Mr. Billy (Carolyn) Russell of Thomaston, Ga.; sister Mrs. Martha Laverne Davis of Barnesville, Ga.; three grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at 11 a.m. from New Hope Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Crystal Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Coggins Funeral Home on Monday, April 15, 2013 from 5-7 p.m.In lieu of flowers donations may be made to New Hope Baptist Church at 1165 Hannahs Mill Rd., Thomaston, Ga., 30286.Coggins Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.