Doris Yancey Ross, 91, of Kingsport, Tennessee, passed away peacefully Saturday afternoon, Nov. 5, at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center after a brief illness.
She was born in Adamsville on March 22, 1925, to the late Mary and Hugh Yancey.
She moved to Kingsport to be near her daughter and family and had resided at Baysmont for the past five years.
She was the oldest living member of First United Methodist Church in Adamsville.
Mrs. Ross was a member of The Order of the Eastern Star where she served as Past Worthy Matron and was awarded her Fifty Year Pin.
She was an avid Bridge player and loved reading her many books.
Mrs. Ross was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt and friend.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, Willard Ross; daughter, Karen Foy; sister, Joneal Duren; and brother, Dr. Jim Yancey.
Left to cherish her memory are her daughter, Mary Lynn (Dr. John “Rusty”) Barnes; granddaughters, Deborah (David) Mueller and Meredith Barnes; grandsons, Steve Foy, Mike (Julianne) Foy, Tripp (Kim) Barnes; great-grandchildren, Taylor Foy, Morgan Foy, Olivia Huntley, John Ross Foy, Hannah Mueller and Nicklaus Barnes; several nieces and a nephew who were very dear and special to her.
A celebration of life service was held at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11, in the Chapel of First Broad Street United Methodist Church with Rev. Joe Green and Rev. Spurgeon McCartt officiating.
A graveside service will be held in the Adamsville Cemetery on Tuesday, Nov. 22, at 11 a.m.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to First Broad Street United Methodist Church, 100 E. Church Circle, Kingsport, Tenn. 37660 or the Literacy Council of Kingsport, 326 Commerce St., Kingsport, Tenn. 37660.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the doctors and nurses at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center and to the staff of the Hospice Palliative Care.
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Oak Hill Funeral and Cremation Services is honored to serve the family of Doris Yancey Ross.