Rita Ann Taylor Ross, 64, died Wednesday, March 5, 2008 at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro.
She was born in Monette. Mrs. Ross was a member of the Valley View Church of Christ and worked as a retail sales manager. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend who will be greatly missed. She loved working in her yard and with her flowers.
Survivors include her husband, Doyal Ross of the home; a son and his wife, Michael and Robyn Smith of Monette; a daughter and her husband, Leah and Tommy Soffray of Jonesboro; her mother, Lorene Smith of Jonesboro; a brother, Lynn Taylor of Jonesboro; a sister, Patricia Vaughn of Osceola; five grandchildren, Hunter Smith and Haley Smith of Monette, Kara Soffray, Kaitlyn Soffray and Garrett Soffray all of Jonesboro.
She was preceded in death by her father, Gene Taylor.
A celebration of her life was held at 10:00 a.m. Friday at Gregg Funeral Home in Monette with David Gibson officiating. Burial will be private.
Honored to serve as pallbearers are Gary Vaughn, Greg Vaughn, Glenn Vaughn, Robert Walden, Ray Smith, Terry Smith, Rick Cohn and James "Bubby" McFarlin and to serve as honorary, the members of the Valley View Church of Christ.