HOWLAND – Richard C. Russell, 83, died Jan. 4, 2005, at a Bangor healthcare facility. He was born May 13, 1921, in Mattawamkeag, the son of Claude and Ethel (Wyman) Russell. Richard worked around the farm, cut wood and helped with the livestock. He loved to dance. He is survived by two brothers, Wyman Russell and Austin Russell, both of Mattawamkeag; a sister, Lila Dixon of Patten. He was predeceased by four sisters, Vera Pelletier, Edna McCormick, Dora Lee and Irene Skidgell; and three brothers, Warren Russell, Guy Russell and Frank Russell. Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Friday at the Clay Funeral Home, 7 Lee Road, Lincoln, Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home with the Rev. Gerald Craig officiating. Spring interment will be at Mattawamkeag Cemetery. For online register book, please go to