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Family of Effie Jane KELLY (249) & Cauley H. ROSS

545. Jessie Ray ROSS. Born on 16 Jul 1927 in Huntingdon, Carroll County, Tennessee. At the age of 78, Jessie Ray died in Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee on 2 Jan 2006. Buried on 5 Jan 2006 in Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, Henderson County, Tennessee.

Obituary: Funeral services for Mr. Jesse Ray Ross, 78, are scheduled for 2:00 P.M., Thursday, January 5, 2006, at First Baptist Church in Lexington with Dr. Hoyt Wilson, Dr. Mike Adams, and Bro. Richard Savage officiating. Burial will follow in Lexington Cemetery. Mr. Ross died Monday in Nashville. He was born July 16, 1927 in Huntingdon, TN to the late Cauley and Effie Kelley Ross. He was a WWII U.S. Navy Veteran, a retired transportation manager for H.I.S. in Bruceton, a member of First Baptist Church in Lexington, and a former Lions Club Member and Mason in Bruceton. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Guy, Raymond and Carl Ross; and two sisters, Charlene Tucker and Marilyn Ross. Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Mrs. Evelyn Marie Ross of Lexington; his daughter, Judy (Gary) Wilkinson of Lexington; a brother, Billy F. (Nelle) Ross of Nashville; two sisters, Bonnie Sue (Clayton) Davis of Shelimar, FL and Retha Edwards of Nashville; two grandsons, Michael (Melanie) Atchison and Drew Wilkinson; and one great granddaughter, Kylie Lynn Atchison.

Jessie Ray married Evelyn Marie ?.

They had one child:
i. Judy.

Judy married Gary WILKINSON.

546. Carl Kelly ROSS. Born on 14 Jan 1930 in Carroll County, Tennessee. At the age of 74, Carl Kelly died in Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee on 24 Jun 2004. Buried in Jun 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.

In 1949 when Carl Kelly was 18, he married Luthera Eloise RUSHING, daughter of Luther RUSHING (1907-1994) & Floy Lucinda LAWS (1909-2001). Born on 28 Dec 1929. Resided in Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee in Dec 2001.

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

iii. Janet. Born on 10 May 1962.

547. Guy Vernon ROSS.

Guy Vernon married Marjorie Faye WALKER, daughter of Ed Timberlake WALKER (1910-1992) & Joella PRITCHARD (1913-1989). Born on 30 Sep 1934 in Wildersville, Henderson County, Tennessee. At the age of 67, Marjorie Faye died in Jackson, Madison County, Tennessee on 6 Feb 2002. Buried on 9 Feb 2002 in Carroll County Memorial Gardens, Carroll County, Tennessee.

Obituary: Services will be at 10:00 AM Saturday, February 9, 2002 at Dilday Funeral Home with burial in Carroll Memorial Gardens. Ms. Ross, a Homemaker, died Wednesday at Jackson Madison Co. General Hospital. Survivors: daughter, Pamela Ann Kirk of Yuma, TN; sister, Imogene Hill of Greenville, TX; brother, Robert Harlon Walker of Yuma, TN

Obituary: Marjorie Faye Walker Ross, 67, of Yuma, died Wednesday, February 6, at the Jackson-Madison County General Hospital. Services were held on Saturday, February 9, at the Dilday Funeral Home Chapel. Chaplain Clayton Davis and Bro. Randal Woods officiated. Burial followed at Carroll Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers who served were Shannon Carden, Alan Cobb, Ken Rush, Jimmy Fronabarger, Josh Fronabarger, Nich Cobb, Anthony Walker and Carl Cantrell. Honorary pallbearers were Deron Hodge and Brent Fronabarger. Mrs. Ross, the daughter of the late Edd Timberlake “Jim Walker” and Joella Pritchard Walker, was born September 30, 1934, in Carroll County. She was a homemaker and a member of the County Line Missionary Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Guy Vernon Ross, who died January 1984; a sister, Jo Priestly Fronabarger; and two brothers, James Gregory (Buddy) Walker and Joe Watson (Joe Boy) Walker (who died the same day). She is survived by a daughter, Pamela Ann Ross Kirk of Yuma; a sister, Imogene Hill of Greenville, Texas; a brother, Robert Harlon Walker of Yuma; two grandchildren, Jason Wayne Kirk of Monroeville, Pennsylvania, who graduated from Stetson University in Deland, Florida in 2001, and Kelli Ann Kirk of Ocala, Florida, who graduated from high school in 2001 and is attending Central Florida Community College.

They had one child:
968 i. Pamela Ann

548. Retha ROSS.

Retha married Mack Eugene EDWARDS, son of Malcolm EDWARDS (1906-1980) & Euba GOOCH (1909-1989). Born in 1932. At the age of 71, Mack Eugene died in Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee on 20 Feb 2003. Buried in Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens, Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee. Resided in Nashville, Tennessee in 1999.

Obituary: Passed away February 20, 2003 at his home. He is survived by his wife, Retha Edwards of Nashville; sons, Mike (Mayree) Edwards of Old Hickory and Mark (Tammy) Edwards of Franklin; grandchildren, Kevin Edwards, Kristyn Edwards, Ross Edwards, and Claire Edwards; sisters, Betty Rodgers and Susan Samara, both of Bruceton, TN; brothers, Sammy Edwards and Bobby Ray "Buddy" Edwards, both of Yuma, TN. The funeral service will be conducted from the chapel of West Harpeth Funeral Home at 1 p.m. Friday, February 21, 2003 with Bro. Randall Jones and Bro. Carl Ross officiating. Interment will follow at Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens. Friends and family will serve as Pallbearers. Visitation with the family will be Friday from 10 a.m. until time of service at WEST HARPETH FUNERAL HOME, 6962 Charlotte Pike at Davidson Dr.

They had the following children:
969 i. Mark Eugene
970 ii. Michael Ross

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