Ila Mitchell Skidmore, 88, of Muscle Shoals, formerly of Russellville, Alabama, passed away Saturday, November 3, 2012, at Glenwood Nursing Home, Florence, Alabama Mrs. Skidmore was a native of Texas but had lived most of her life in Franklin County, Alabama. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Russellville, and was retired from Bell South with over 30 years of service. The funeral service will be Sunday, November 4, 2012, at 2:00 p.m., at Pinkard Funeral Home Chapel, Russellville, with Bert Fowler officiating. Burial will be in Duncan Creek Cemetery, Russellville. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Sunday, from 1:00 until 2:00 p.m. Survivors include sister-in-law, Jimmie Lou Reynolds, Russellville; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd Skidmore.