Ross, Tula Mae (Jasper)

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Tula Mae Ross, 91, of Jasper, TN, died Wednesday, December 26, 2012 in a Chattanooga health care center.

The daughter of the late Genious Hoyle and Berniece Long Ross, she was a lifelong resident of Marion County and a member of Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church and a former employee of Standard-Coosa-Thatcher.

She was preceded in death by her sister, Irene Raines; and nephew, Kenneth Thurmond.

She is survived by her sisters, Billie Lou Thurmond and Patsy (Paul) Leroy, both of Jasper; nephews, Michael (Donna) Leroy of Jasper, James (Lisa) Raines of Thompson Station, TN, Steve (Martha) Leroy of Chattanooga, Scott (Mary) Leroy of Chattanooga and Charles Thurmond of Jasper; great-nieces and nephews, Amanda (Wes) Thacker of Chattanooga, Elizabeth Leroy of Washington, DC, Jason (Brooke) Raines of Plano, TX, Christina (Terry) Barnes of Chattanooga and Jeremy Leroy, currently serving in Kyrgyzstan; great-great nieces, Lily Thacker and Lila Raines; and great-great-nephews, Hunter Leroy and Terry Barnes III.

Funeral services will be conducted from the Jasper Chapel of Rogers Funeral Home on Saturday, December 29 at 2 p.m. Central time.  Interment will follow at Sardis Cemetery in Whitwell.

The family will receive friends for visitation on Friday, December 28 from 3-8 p.m. Central time at the Rogers Funeral Home who has charge of the arrangements.

The family suggests that memorial contributions may be made to Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church or to the Sardis Cemetery Fund.

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