Naomi Irene Ross, 81 of Kennett, died Friday, Oct. 21, 2011 at her home.
Born Jan. 18, 1930, in Cotton Plant, Mo., daughter of the late Hiram Rolland and Daisy Edwards Ross, she was a graduate of Senath High School and had been a long-time area resident. She was an active member of the First Baptist Church in Kennett, where she served as a former Sunday school teacher and choir member as well as pianist and organist for revivals and funeral services. Mrs. Ross was retired from the Kennett Nutrition Center where she was a dietary manager and director for fifteen years.
She is survived by two daughters, Nancy Ann Stillman, of Jonesboro, Ark., and Sandy Lee Smith, of Kennett; two sons, Jack W. Rollins, of Kennett, and Jon Ross Rollins, of Jonesboro. Mrs. Ross also leaves eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren and a host of other family and friends.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Monday Oct. 24, at the First United Pentecostal Church in Kennett with Rev. Don Sheerin officiating.
Burial will follow in the Dunklin County Memorial Gardens in Kennett with Faith Funeral Service of Manila, Arkansas in charge of arrangements.
The family will received visitors Monday from 11 a.m. until time of service at the church.