January 2, 1930 ~ December 4, 2021

Born in: Marion, NC
Resided in: Candler, NC

Paul James Ross, 91, passed away on Saturday, December 4, 2021.

Paul was born in Marion, NC, on January 2, 1930. He was a graduate of Marion High School. He spent 38 years of his life working with Southern Railroad. He loved his family and loved to travel. He also proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force.

In addition to his parents, Paul was preceded in death by three brothers; one sister; his son, Jamie Ross; and daughter, Paula Newland.

He is survived by his loving wife of 72 years, Ruth Ross; daughter, Debi Ross Brown; four grandchildren, Amber Newland, Colby Ross, Ross Brown (Spencer Ann) and Mackenzie Brown; two great-granddaughters, Paula and Sage Browning; and many nieces and nephews.

The funeral service for Mr. Ross will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday at the Forest Lawn Memorial Park Chapel. His niece, Pastor Barbara Ross, will officiate. Interment with military honors will follow in the cemetery.

His family will receive friends in the chapel for one hour prior to the service beginning at noon.

Groce Funeral Home on Patton Ave. is assisting the family.


Funeral Home Assisting The Family:

Groce Funeral Home - Patton Ave.
1401 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806


Visitation: December 9, 2021 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Forest Lawn Mausoleum Chapel
1498 Sand Hill Road
Candler, NC 28715


Funeral Service: December 9, 2021 1:00 pm

Forest Lawn Mausoleum Chapel
1498 Sand Hill Road
Candler, NC 28715


Burial: December 9, 2021 1:45 pm

Forest Lawn Memorial Park
1498 Sand Hill Road
Candler, NC 28715


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  1. Debi, so sorry to learn of the passing of your sweet Dad. Praying that the Lord will wrap his arms around you and give you peace.

  2. Debi,we’re so sorry about the loss of your dad. Not easy losing a parent. Prayers for you now and the days to come. We love ya


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