Lucy Lee “Rag” Caudle Ross

Birth
Anson County, North Carolina, USA
Death 26 Jul 2009 (aged 94)
Monroe, Union County, North Carolina, USA
Burial Wadesboro, Anson County, North Carolina, USA
Memorial ID 125007768 · View Source
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Lucy Caudle Ross, 94, died July 23, 2009 at the Hospice Center in Monroe, NC. The funeral was at Polkton United Methodist Church on Sunday, July 26, 2009 at 2:00 pm.

Lucy Lee Caudle Ross was born October 11, 1914, in the Oakdale Community near Lanes Creek to Byron Wilhoit Caudle and Kate Lee Caudle. She married Charles Henry Ross, son of W. Joyner and Elizabeth Alderman Ross, on March 13, 1936. She and her husband called each other "Rag." She attended Oakdale School near Polkton and graduated Polkton High School. She trained to be a registered nurse at the Anson Sanatorium under tutelage of Dr. Charles I. Allen and Nurse Elisabeth Finlay. Caring for babies was her specialty; in later years she was a private duty nurse.

Lucy was many things to many people - nurse, Sunday School teacher, senior high school sponsor, MYF leader, collector of antiques, basket weaver, homemaker, and more. She was a strong believer in the old adage: "Idle hands are the devel's workshop." She often said, "I may wear out, but I will never rust out!"

Lucy was predeceased by her parents; husband, "Rag": son-in-law, William O. Horne, Jr.; sister, Sara C. Stewart and husband, Mas; brothers, ARchie and wife Nell, Fred, and Jack and wife, Ila. Survivors include her two daughters and their immediate families Betty Lee Ross Brooks and husband, Bill, of Polkton; Linda Burns Ross Horne of Chralotte and Cameron Road near Polkton.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggest memorials be made to a charity of the giver's choice, or to Polkton United Methodist Church, c/o Mrs. Linda T. Brock, Treasurer, PO Box 36, Polkton, NC 28125; or to Boys and Girls Homes of NC, Inc., PO Box 127 Lake Waccamaw, NC 28450-0127.


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  • Created by: P. Allen Gray, Jr.
  • Added: 11 Feb 2014
  • Find A Grave Memorial 125007768
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Lucy Lee “Rag” Caudle Ross (11 Oct 1914–26 Jul 2009), Find A Grave Memorial no. 125007768, citing Anson Memorial Park, Wadesboro, Anson County, North Carolina, USA ; Maintained by P. Allen Gray, Jr. (contributor 47999911) .