Tuesday, October 11, 1966, McCreary County Record:
MELTON FRANK ROSS, SR., 86, retired merchant and well known citizen of Pine Knot, died Saturday, October 8, in the Scott County Hospital, terminating a long illness. The deceased was born October 25, 1879, in Whitley County, the son of Alvin Ross and Carolyn Dople Ross. He was married July 28, 1906 to Mollie Davenport and of the union five children were born, four of whom survive. Mr. Ross moved to Pine Knot from Jellico, Tenn in 1926 and engaged in the merchandise business. He was actively interested in the affairs of his community, was prominent in the political affairs of the County, and was widely known and respected by his business associates throughout the county. He was a member of the Pine Knot Missionary Baptist Church. Surviving Mr. Ross are his wife, a daughter, Mrs. Nadine Creekmore, Indianapolis, Ind., four sons, Frank Ross, Jr., Sarasota, Fla., Arleis Ross, Dade City, Fla., and Smith G. Ross, Pine Knot, and one sister, Mrs. Dessie Hughes, Lafollette, Tenn. Funeral services were conducted by the Rev. Herman King, Monday, October 10, at 2 p.m. from the Pine Knot Missionary Baptist Church. Burial was in the Pine Knot Cemetery. Active pall bearers were Scott Creekmore; Chester Hill; Eldred Musgrove; Lucian Bryant; and Earl Anderson. Honorary pall bearers were Leon Hayes; Dorman Strunk; Ethelbert Creekmore; Fred Morgan; Luther Hughes; Charles Creekmore; Clellan King; Dewey Spradlin; Francis A. Creekmore and Leonard Lovett.