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Lena Viola Austin Ross
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Birth: Apr. 13, 1913
Death: May 30, 2012

Lena Viola Austin Ross, 99, formerly of Silver Road, Oakboro, passed away Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at Stanly Manor in Albemarle.

The family will receive friends on Friday, June 1, 2012, from 3:00 pm until 4:00 pm at West Oakboro Baptist Church. The service will begin at 4:00 pm in the church sanctuary. Rev. Steve Barbee will officiate and burial will follow in Oakboro Cemetery.

Born in Union County, NC on April 13, 1913, she was the daughter of the late Rufus Alexandra Austin and the late Ida Virginia Simpson Austin. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Curtis Franklin Ross and a son, Glynn Austin, and a grandson who died at birth. Four sisters and two brothers also preceded her in death. She is survived by a daughter, Janice R. Efird of Oakboro, five grandchildren, Gregory L. Efird of Stowe, Pa., Terry R. Efird and wife, Mary of Mint Hill, Joey P. Efird of Indian Trail. Also a grandson whom she raised, Tommy E. Ross and wife, Tina of Oakboro, and a granddaughter, Lynn Pressley of Rock Hill, SC, 10 great grandchildren, 5 great, great grandchildren.

She was retired from Stanly Knitting Mills and was a member of West Oakboro Baptist Church where she attended as long as her health permitted.

A special thank you to the staff at Stanly Manor for their love and care that our loved one received while there. Especially the staff of 600 Hall and Emily Mack.

Memorials may be made to West Oakboro Baptist Church, 16803 Silver Road, Oakboro, NC 28129.

Hartsell Funeral Home of Albemarle is serving the Ross family.

Family links: 
  Rufus Alexander Austin (1882 - 1919)
  Ida Virginia Simpson Austin (1884 - 1961)
  Curtis Franklin Ross (1909 - 1980)
  Glynn Austin Ross (1935 - 1998)*
  Martin Lee Austin (1903 - 1961)*
  Bertha Annie Austin (1906 - 1998)*
  Margie Austin Mangum (1907 - 1991)*
  Wade Hampton Austin (1909 - 1992)*
  Alma Jane Austin (1911 - 2006)*
  Lena Viola Austin Ross (1913 - 2012)
  Flossie Austin Springer (1915 - 2003)*
*Calculated relationship
Oakboro Cemetery
Stanly County
North Carolina, USA
Created by: Brenda Kale Ballard
Record added: May 19, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 70051794
Lena Viola <i>Austin</i> Ross
Added by: Brenda Kale Ballard
Lena Viola <i>Austin</i> Ross
Added by: Brenda Kale Ballard
Lena Viola <i>Austin</i> Ross
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