The funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 A.M., Saturday, July 2, 2016 at Oglethorpe Funeral Chapel, 607 Kaigler Street, Oglethorpe, Georgia. Interment will follow in the Oglethorpe City Cemetery, Memorial Drive, Oglethorpe, Georgia.
Charlie was born to the late Ida Lee Hooks Ross and the late Frank Ross, Sr. in Oglethorpe, Macon County, Georgia on August 22, 1945. He was educated in the public school system of Macon County and received his Christian training at Jehovah Baptist Church of Oglethorpe, Georgia. He was preceded in death by his parents and six siblings, Frank B. Ross, Bessie Brown, Mattie Bell Norton, Ruth Shealy, Mittie Ross and Mary Taylor Ross Turner. He was also preceded by his niece who was reared as a sister, Juanita Shealy Stanley.
Being born in a family of eight children, he is survived by one brother and sister-in-law, Henry (Cora) Ross, Miami, Florida. Charlie's extended family included his loving companion, Idella Smith and family of Oglethorpe, Georgia; several nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.