Mr. Andrew Ross, 69, of 515 Dover St. Apt. 8 Shelby, NC departed this life on Sunday, December 22, 2013 at Cleveland Regional Medical Center in Shelby, NC. A native of Cleveland County, he was the son of the late Marvin Buck Ross and Ella Belle Hopper Ross.
Andrew was formerly employed with Bost Bakery and the City of Shelby. He was a very caring person who enjoyed making people laugh. Never one to complain, he always had a smile. In addition, he loved his family and always enjoyed talking about them.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Raymond Ross, Bobby Ross, Wade Ross, L.D. Ross and June Ross and also two sisters, Inez Williams and Rose Leak.
He leaves to cherish his memory his children, Andrea Ruff (Harrill) of Shelby and Ronald Strong (Sandra) of Boiling Springs, NC; one brother, Luther Ross (Marie) of Charlotte, NC; two sisters, Jessie Littlejohn and Minnie Procter both of Shelby; five grandchildren, Harrill Ruff, Jr., Renee Ruff and Travis, Brandon and Destiny Strong; fourteen great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Nancy Ross of Boiling Springs and Maxine Ross of Providence R.I. and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 2:00 PM at S.T. Enloe Memorial Chapel with Rev. Luther Ross officiating. The family will receive friends from 1:30 until 2:00 PM at the chapel on Saturday and at other times at the home of his sister, Jessie Littlejohn 603 Waylen Drive, Shelby. Condolences can be expressed online at www.enloes.net. Enloe Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.