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Mary Martha Ross

Waco - Mrs. Mary Martha Ross, 86, of Cherryville went home to be with her
Heavenly Father on Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at her residence.

Mrs. Ross was born August 16, 1932 to the late Albert and Mary Frances Wise
Heavner. She was a faithful member of Cherryville Church of God. She had a
heart that sought after the Lord and consistently demonstrated what it means
to be a Christian. Mrs. Ross is remembered for the abundance of love that
she offered to all who crossed her path. Her home was open to many as she
was a foster parent to over 500 children over the past 30 years.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her daughters,
Christine Ross, Cynthia McCraw, and Shirley Faye Ross; brothers Thomas,
Joseph, Clyde, and WA Heavner; sisters Lizzie Conely and Elsie Sellers.

Those who are left to cherish her memory are her husband of almost 70 years,
Charles Rankin Ross; daughters Julie Crotts of Hickory and Rita Scism of
Shelby; son Alvin Ross and wife Rita Ross of Cherryville; Angela Watson of
Waco; 11 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren, and 9 great great
grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 2:00 to 4:00 PM on Saturday, August 25, 2018 at
Stamey-Cherryville Funeral Home & Cremation Service.

Funeral Services to celebrate her precious life will be held on Sunday,
August 26, 2018 at 2 p.m. at Cherryville Church of God with Pastor Don
Capell officiating.

Burial will follow at New Bethel Baptist Church in Lawndale, NC

Memorials may be made to the Cherryville Church of God, 810 E. Main Street,
Cherryville, NC 28021.

A guest register is available at www.stameycherryvillefuneralhome.com

Stamey-Cherryville Funeral Home & Cremation Service is serving the family of
Mrs. Ross.


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