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Russell Dunn

October 2, 1960 — March 18, 2024


Russell “Russ” Glenn Dunn, 63, of Colbert, GA, died on March 18, 2024.

Russ was born in Elberton on October 2, 1960 to parents E. Malrey Dunn and Carolyn Partain Dunn. He graduated from Elbert County High School and the University of Georgia and served his country in the US Army as an Infantry Airborne Ranger. He managed multiple granite quarries, owned C & M Dunn Explosives Incorporated, and was a safety instructor for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. Russ enjoyed fishing, water sports, volleyball, spending time with friends, was an avid reader, and devoted Georgia Bulldog fan. After retiring, Russ developed a love for woodworking, creating unique gifts for friends and family.

He was preceded in death by his father, E. Malrey Dunn; brother, Charles Dunn; brother-in-law, Sam Long III; and father-in-law, Sam Long.

He is survived by his wife, Bonnie Dunn; mother, Carolyn Dunn of Elberton, GA; sister, Joyce Walker (David) of Fortson, GA; brother, Jeffrey Dunn (Susan) of Bowman, GA; sisters-in-law: Tammy Clark (Buddy) of Daytona, FL, Linda Guyer (John) of Royston, GA. Sandy Harrison (Mark) of Fair Play, SC, Valary Dreyer (Russ) of Daniel Island, SC, Andrea Long of Conover, NC; brothers-in-law: Emory Anderson (Sherry) of Elberton, GA and Jamey Smith (Heather) of Hiram, GA; mother-in-law, Marilee Long of Watkinsville, GA; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins, and furry friends, Karl and Tucker.

A funeral service is not planned at this time.

Memorial donations may be made to Bulldogs Battling Breast Cancer at or to Faces of Freedom by mailing a check to Faces of Freedom, Mars Hill Baptist Church, 2661 Mars Hill Rd, Watkinsville, GA 30677. The memo line must read "Faces of Freedom Veteran Org." The Faces of Freedom (FOF) is a 501c3 organization that assists combat wounded veterans reintegrate into society. 100% of donations go to support the veterans; there are no paid positions in FOF.

Lord and Stephens Funeral Home, EAST, Athens, GA, is in charge of arrangements.

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