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Alan Wayne Ross

July 26, 1970 — December 16, 2022

Shelby, NC


Alan Wayne Ross, age 52, of Shelby, NC passed away Friday, December 16, 2022 at his residence.

Alan was born Sunday, July 26, 1970 in Rutherford County to Wanda Simmons Mills who resides in Green Hill and the late Larry Earl Ross. He was a graduated of East Rutherford High School, class of 1989 and earned an Associate’s degree from Isothermal Community College. He worked for Elmore Pisgah’s Mill for many years and most recently for KSM Castings. He enjoyed listening to Rock music, fishing and was a Buffalo Bills football fan.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a sister, Chris Ross Jury; paternal grandparents, Earl and Lucille Ross and maternal grandparents, O’Dell and Annie Bell Simmons.

Besides his mother, those left to cherish fond memories are his daughter, Alison Ross of Bostic; son, Ben Ross of Shelby; companion, Jenny Buchanan of Shelby; sister, Regina Rhodes (Tommy) of Green Hill; grandson, Cooper Keck; a special cousin, Dee Searcy of Forest City and two nephews, Lane and Aiden Rhodes.

A celebration of Alan’s life will be conducted on a later date to be announced.

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