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Family of Floy Lucinda LAWS (24) & Luther RUSHING

60. Luthera Eloise RUSHING. Born on 28 Dec 1929. Resided in Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee in Dec 2001.

In 1949 when Luthera Eloise was 19, she married Carl Kelly ROSS, son of Cauley H. ROSS (1896-1975) & Effie Jane KELLY (1899-1995). Born on 14 Jan 1930 in Carroll County, Tennessee. At the age of 74, Carl Kelly died in Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee on 1 Apr 2004. Buried in Apr 2004 in Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens, Davidson County, Tennessee.

Obituary: Carroll County native, veteran, and longtime Nashville educator Carl K. Ross died Thursday, June 24, at the age of 74 from complications from cancer. Services were held Saturday at the Crieve Hall Church of Christ, where he was a member, and he was buried in Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens. Ross was born in Carroll County and graduated from Clarksburg High School. According to his surviving wife, Eloise Rushing Ross, Mr. Ross loved Carroll County and the Midway Community where he grew up and helped his parents on the family farm. She said he also loved playing baseball on a McLemoresville community team back in grammar school. After high school and service in the U.S. Navy during World War II, Ross went on to earn degrees from David Lipscomb College and George Peabody College. During his life, Ross worked and served as a Church of Christ preacher, teacher, principal, consultant, motivational speaker, and carpenter. Ross resigned from ministerial work when he became in great demand as a speaker in education--a career that took him to all 50 states and Holland. After retiring in 1992, he continued to do work for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, traveling to various schools and confirming their yearly progress reports. He also worked for David Lipscomb College for several years as supervisor of student teachers. Ross has been hailed as a visionary in the field of education, and he gained national attention when he transformed the Dodson Elementary School in Nashville into one of the first schools in the country where both teachers and students used computers--though he never had any formal computer training. In addition to his wife, Mr. Ross is survived by daughter, Betsy (Tom) Ketsdever; son, Brian Ross; grandson, Nathan Ketsdever; sisters, Charline Tucker, Sue Davis, and Retha Edwards; and brothers, Bill Ross and Jesse Ray Ross. He is preceded in death by his parents, Cauley and Effie Kelly Ross; daughter, Janet Ross; and siblings, Raymond, Guy, and Marilyn.

They had the following children:
121 i. Betsy Marilyn (1953-)
ii. Brian. Born on 2 Mar 1961.

iii. Janet. Born on 10 May 1962.

61. George Earl RUSHING. Born on 26 Aug 1933. Resided in Hendersonville, Tennessee in Dec 2001.

In 1958 when George Earl was 24, he married Charlene TRAVIS.

They had the following children:
i. Marty Kevin.

122 ii. Daphne Dawn (1961-)

62. Darwyn Laws RUSHING. Born on 13 Aug 1935. Resided in Finger, Tennessee in Dec 2001.

In 1964 when Darwyn Laws was 28, he married Marilyn WILSON. Born in 1942.

They had the following children:
i. Michelle.

ii. Sonya.

iii. Darwyn Laws.

iv. Dwayne.

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