Billye Joyce (Howell) Ross

December 10, 1933 ~ October 5, 2019 (age 85)


Billye Joyce Howell Ross, 85 age, passed away Saturday, October 5, 2019 at NHC of Sparta, Tennessee. 

Billye was born on December 10, 1933 in Springfield, Tennessee to William Ira Howell and Gladys Griffin Howell.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 60 years Dr. Jeff Pinckley Ross and brother, Tillman Cason "T.C." Howell.

Survivors include her Son: Dr. Joseph Marc Ross and wife Patti; her  Grandchildren: Carrie Ross Abood and husband Adam, Joseph Adam Ross and wife Stephanie, Jacob Andrew Ross, Mary Katherine Ross; and  her Great-grandchildren: Asher Ross, Eden Abood, Abraham Abood, Noah Ross, Annelise Ross and Atticus Ross; Sister, Carolyn Acuff and husband John; Sister in laws, Karyl Howell and Ola Tubb Jones and several nieces and nephews.


Funeral service will be Saturday, October 12th, 2019 at 2:00 PM in the Central Church of Christ. Interment at Elrod Cemetery, Officiating will be Bro. Christopher Wiles.

Family will receive friends Saturday, October 12th, 2019 at Central Church of Christ, from 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM.

Memorials may be made to the Charity of your choice.

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October 12, 2019

10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Central Church of Christ

Funeral Service
October 12, 2019

2:00 PM
Central Church of Christ

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