Born April 25, 1950, in Harrisburg, Pa., he was the son of Cora I. (Levi) Farquharson and the late Nelson S. Russ.
Nelson was a past employee of Arnold Graphics where he was a clerk for more than 20 years and Sherwin Williams, Hagerstown. He was also a past member of the Morris Frock Post No. 42 of the American Legion, Hagerstown.
In addition to his mother, Nelson is survived by two daughters, Michelle L. Woods of Hagerstown and Christel R. Frazier of Charlotte, N.C.; one sister, Gloria Hughes of Hagerstown and three grandchildren.
The graveside service will be 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 28, 2012, at Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, Hagerstown. The Rev. Raymond Young will officiate. Military Honors shall be accorded by the Antietam Detachment of the Marine Corps League.
The Gerald N. Minnich Funeral Home, Bryan K. Kenworthy P.A., 305 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown has been entrusted with the arrangements. Online condolences are accepted at www.geraldminnichfuneralhome.com.