In Memory

Randy Ross

THE PARIS NEWS, Sun., Jan. 19, 1997, p. 3A: "A Paris man died Friday  afternoon when his van rolled over in Red River County.  William Randall    Ross, 46, was pronounced dead at the scene at 2:30 p.m., by Justice of the  Peace J.R. Lewis. Texas Department of Public Safety reports state Ross was  traveling on Farm to Market 195 and was not wearing a seat belt."

THE  PARIS NEWS, Sun., Jan. 19, 1997, p. 6A:  "Randy Ross, 46, of Paris, died Friday, Jan. 17, 1997.  He was born Jan. 10, 1951, in Paris to William Sanderson and Lucille Spradling Ross, Jr.  He graduated from Paris High School and later Paris Junior College and East Texas State University.  He married Pamela Lucas on June 11, 1977.  He owned The Cookie Farm.  Mr. Ross was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church and formerly active in Paris Jaycees, Red River Fair Association and Southwest Food Distributors Association.  Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 20, in Calvary United Methodist Church with Rev. Gifford Long and Rev. Glynn Vickers officiating.  Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery.  Fry & Gibbs is in charge of arrangements.  Mr. Ross is survived by his wife, Pam; one son, Lucas Ross of Paris; his mother, Lucille Ellis of Paris; one sister, Mrs. Cleve (Sharon) Fendley of Paris; his mother-in-law, Marieta Lucas, also of Paris; and his brother-in-law, Rickey Lucas and wife Benita of Greenville.  He was preceded in death by his father, William Sanderson Ross Jr. in November 1996.  Pallbearers will be Jerry Langley, Bob Wright, Billy Gleghorn, Steve Head, Derald Bulls, Butch Whiteman, Mac Webb and Larry Cass.  The family will receive friends from 4-5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home."