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Louise Ross (10-20-11) service 10-22-11


Louise Ross

Louise Bryan Ross was born in Modesto, Calif., on Aug. 31, 1926, the daughter of the late Elven Jennings and Mattie A. Bryan.

On Sept. 21, 1946, she was united in marriage to William Utley Ross, who preceded his wife in death on Nov. 28, 2000.

Mrs. Ross was a homemaker and enjoyed a lifetime of service to the communities in which she lived. Mrs. Ross was a former resident of Dyersburg, Tenn. and lived in Savannah, Tenn., for 15 years. She served on the board of the Dyersburg Union Mission in Dyersburg, Tenn., Jaycetts, Daughters of the American Revolution, Alpha Delta Kappa sorority parent, Sunday school teacher and scout leader.

In Savannah, she was a member of First United Methodist Church, Savannah Book Club, bridge club, and the Daughters of American Revolution.

She departed this life on Thursday, Oct. 20, in Jackson, Tenn., at the age of 85 years, 1 month and 20 days.

Mrs. Ross is survived by one daughter, Betty Lynn Ross Collier and her husband Kent of Savannah; five grandchildren, Logan Collier and wife Jennifer of Savannah, Betsy Collier Smith and husband Andrew of Oxford, Miss., Jason Ross Goodrick of Dyersburg, Tenn., Linda Louise Preston and husband Jarrett of Charleston, S.C., and Billy Larson and wife Lisa of Kansas City, Mo.; seven great-grandchildren, Katie Carole Collier, Ross Allen Collier, Sutherland Ross Smith, Anna Prescott Smith, Collier Elizabeth Smith, Eliza Louise Preston and Alec Preston and Bethany and Lauren Larkins; and one brother, Jim Bryan, of Modesto, Calif.

In addition to her parents and her husband, she was also preceded in death by one son, William Bryan Ross; two daughters, Linda Louise Ross and Peggy Ross Moore; one brother, Bob Bryan; and one grandson, James Ross Goodrick.

Services were held on Saturday, Oct. 22, at 11 a.m., at First United Methodist Church in Savannah with Dr. Ron Brown officiating. Burial followed in the Fairview Cemetery at Dyersburg, Tenn.

Memorial donations may be made to First United Methodist Church of the Daryl Worley Cancer Foundation.

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