Russell Rupert

In Memorial

Russell E. Rupert, Jr., 65, of Lexington, SC and formerly of Shiloh, NC died Friday, October 25, 2013 at Lexington Medical Center. He was the son of the late Milton Lester “Frap” and Lillian Josselyn Spruill.

Mr. Rupert is survived by two sisters, Mary Catherine Reynolds and husband Gene of Lexington, SC and Ruth Ann Burgess and husband Dennis of Waves, NC. Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Lillian Warden.

A graveside funeral service will take place Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at New Hollywood Cemetery with the Rev. F. Joe Griffith officiating. Twiford Funeral Home, Memorial Chapel, 405 E. Church Street, Elizabeth City is assisting the Rupert family. Condolences may be sent to the family at

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  1. Tina Paul

    My sincere sympathy on the loss of your brother. I realize I am a total stranger to the family…. So allow me to let you know why I am writing…

    My husband, Eddie Paul, was at USCG/ARSC, for years and years… Eddie died in 2009. But even after his retirement, he always spoke very fondly of Mr Frap, his boss.

    And to add to this, when Eddie and I bought our lots here, on Little River, in Pasquotank Co., Mr Frap came by and assured us that the lone, old cypress tree sitting in the very center of the lot, could be removed, with no trouble at all…. Mission accomplished. Never gave that tree another thought, until Ed and I visited Mr Frap and Lillian down on Hatteras…… Where our useless old cypress graced most of the walls. Neither one of us had any idea, until then, how to incorporate existing resources into a house being built…. So, good lesson learned! We did that ourselves, though, afterwards.. Happy to learn from Mr Frap… Waste not, want not… Etc.
    Ed also knew Donald and Lillian. And I also remember Ruth Ann’s artistic skills….. To this day. Tina Paul

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