APRIL 30, 1921 – JUNE 21, 2013
IVA, SC - Frances Edith Ellis Ross, age 92, formerly of Iva, passed away on Friday, June 21, 2013 at Petra Health & Rehab in McCormick.
Born in Iva, SC, she was the daughter of the late Joseph Henry Ellis and the late Dollie Thomas Ellis. Mrs. Ross had moved to Pensacola, FL where she had worked for the Monsanto Company, in 1964 she moved back to Iva, where she worked at Cliffs Café. She was a member of Good Hope Baptist Church, where she was the church clerk, a member of Reba Wansley Sunday School Class, WMU and the Round Table Group. Mrs. Ross was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
She is survived by a daughter; Hazel Hamn and her husband, Neal of Ninety Six; son, Larry Ross and his wife, Debra of Anderson; eight grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren; and two great great-grandchildren; a special niece, Alice Taylor Pace of Jacksonville, FL and a special friend, Jenny Thompson of Iva.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her brother, Clyde Ellis; and a sister, Grace Ellis Taylor.
The Funeral Service will be held on Sunday, June 23, 2013 at 3:00 pm at Good Hope Baptist Church with the Reverend Curtis Bundy officiating. Interment will follow in Iva City Cemetery.
Her grandsons will serve as pallbearers and the Reba Wansley Sunday School class along with Randy King, Russell Metz, Jimmy Pilgram, Jimmy Daniel, Blake Campbell will serve as honorary pallbearers.
The family will be at their respective homes and will receive friends at the church from 2:00 pm until 3:00 pm before the service.
Flowers are optional or memorials may be made to Good Hope Baptist Church, 221 Good Hope Rd., Iva SC 29655 or to the American Cancer Society, Anderson County, Relay for Life, 154 Milestone Way, Greenville, SC 29615
A message of condolence may be sent by visiting www.mcdougaldfuneralhome.com