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February 5, 2014

Barbara Y. Ross

OCILLA — Barbara Y. Ross, 90, of Ocilla, died Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, at Palemon Gaskins Memorial Nursing Home in Ocilla. Funeral services were held Wednesday at Paulk Funeral Home Chapel in Ocilla, with the Rev. John Gibbs Jr. officiating. Interment followed at Brushy Creek Cemetery in Irwin County.

Mrs. Ross was born March 4, 1923, in Wray to the late Onnie and Dora Richardson Youghn. She lived in the community all of her life. Mrs. Ross loved flowers, working in her yards and raising animals. Her joy was that of being a wife, mother, grandmother and a great-grandmother and she was well known for her cooking. She was a member of Satilla Baptist Church in Irwin County. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Fred A. Ross and a son-in-law,  James R. “Jimmy” Lee.            

She is survived by her children, Barbara J. and Jim Paulk of Valdosta, Jimmy and Vivian Ross of Ocilla and Anniece R. Lee of Ocilla; six grandchildren,  Michele Stone of St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, Mindy Johnson of Tifton, Dr. Jami Lee of Midway, Bryon Ross of Ocilla, Jai Ammons of Ocilla and Cynthia James of Fitzgerald; 11 great-grandchildren; siblings,  Lora Harper of Ocilla, Naomi Harper of Fitzgerald, Eugene and Alice Youghn of Ocilla, Doc Youghn of Ocilla and Effie Purvis of Tifton. 

The family suggests those desiring to send memorials may send them to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, P. O. Box 4777, New York, N.Y. 10163-4777

To sign the online registry, go to www.paulkfuneralhome.com. Paulk Funeral Home, Ocilla, is in charge of arrangements.

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