Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, January 5, 2013, at Second Baptist Church in Duncan. Burial will follow in Second Baptist Cemetery in Duncan with Rev. Jeffery Butler officiating.
Visitation will be from 2-6 p.m. on Friday, January 4, 2013, at Byas Funeral Home in Shelby.
He is survived by his wife, Lee Dora Ross of Duncan; sons, Donald Taylor of Memphis, Tenn., and Cecil Sanders of Duncan; daughters, Gloria Marshall and Janet Cooper of St. Louis, Mo., Glenda Edwards of Walls, Grina Olsen of Houston, Texas, Reshalle Failes-Peoples of Merriville, Ind., and Anissa Ross of Jackson; brother, Lee Andrew Ross of Oak Forest, Ill.; sisters, Henrietta Murry and Lee Anna Clark, both of Washington, D.C.; 26 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.