Joseph Alexander Ross Sr ~ 2007
Daily Advance Sep 8, 2007
Joseph Alexander Ross Sr., age 92, of 3907 Caratoke Highway, Barco, N.C.,
died Friday, Sept. 7, 2007 at Albemarle Hospital.
Mr. Ross, a native of Burke County, N.C., was the son of the late Emma
Hester Ross and the husband of Audrey White Ross.
He grew up in the Baptist Children's Home in Thomasville, N.C., attended
Gardner Webb College in Boiling Springs and graduated from Wake Forest
University in 1937. He was a retired sales manager for a masonry
manufacturing company and a former school teacher and principal at Poplar
Branch High School.
He was a lieutenant commander in the U.S. Navy, a veteran of World War II,
a member of Hillendale Baptist Church and the church choir, the Beltsville,
Md. Lions Club, the Elk's Club, Moose Club, American Legion, Masonic Lodge,
Shriners, Scottish Rites and York Rite Bodies. He was an avid hunter and
Besides his wife he is survived by a daughter, Phyllis Ross Chance and
husband, Joel, of Macon, Ga.; two sons, Carl Alexander Ross and wife,
Janet, of Poplar Branch, N.C., and J. Alex Ross, Jr. and wife, Kim, of
Duck, N.C., a sister, Catherine Alford of Asheville, N.C.; five
grandchildren, Michael Ross, Pam Ross Loakso, Andrea Ross, Chad Ferrell,
and Allison Ferrell; and one great-grandchild, Haley Ann Loakso.
A graveside funeral service will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2007, with
the Rev. Charles Stevens and the Rev. Charles Wellons officiating at the
White family cemetery in Aydlett, N.C. Full military honors will be
rendered by the William Clarence Jackson VFW Post 6060. The family will
receive friends Monday from 7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. at the funeral home and
at other times at 433 Poplar Branch Road, Poplar Branch, N.C., Memorial
donations may be made to Baptist Children's Homes of NC, P.O. Box 338,
Thomasville, NC 27360. Twiford's Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church St.,
Elizabeth City, N.C., is in charge of arrangements.
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