Funeral, Celebration set for Russell George

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A funeral for Russell George, the owner of iconic dive Earnestine & Hazel's who died earlier this week, has been set for Friday, September 13th at 11 a.m. at St. Patrick's Catholic Church downtown.

Following the service, there will be a celebration at Earnestine & Hazel's.

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A makeshift memorial appeared at Earnestine & Hazel's door shortly after news of George's death.

There's a flower wreath and a bouquet on the door. On the ground, is a poster with noisemakers and heartfelt words as well as burning candles and a Miller Lite can serving as a vase for more flowers.

The note with the bouquet pictured above reads in part, "Thank you for the best New Year's Eve of our life. You will be forever in our thoughts. Rest in peace, you sweet man."

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