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Thursday November 15th, 2018
5:00pm - 7:00pm

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Thursday November 15th, 2018
7:00pm - 8:00pm

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Ivan Junior Ross


Ivan Junior “Peanut” Ross, age 92, passed away Saturday, November 10, 2018 at Francis Marion Manor, Marion, Va.

Peanut was born June 12, 1926 to the late Fine Lafayette and Sally Wisman Ross in Smyth County, Va. He was retired after 47 years of faithful service to the Virginia State Highway Department. Peanut enjoyed fishing and cutting wood. He also assisted with founding and was a member of the Sugar Grove Life Saving Crew. He was known for helping with a lot of charity work in the community. Above all, Peanut was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, and friend to all who knew him.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife of 58 years, Margaret Williams Ross; daughter, Mary Linda Russell; grandson, David Lee Russell; four brothers; and one sister.

Peanut is survived by son, Ivan Eugene Ross and wife, Anita; granddaughter, Cynthia Osborne, all of Sugar Grove, Va.; special dog, Bubba; numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

A memorial service will be held Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 7 p.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel with Pastor Kenny Price officiating. A private burial will be held at Slemp Cemetery. The family will receive friends Thursday from 5 until 7 p.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel.

To share memories of Ivan Junior “Peanut” Ross please visit www.seaverbrown.com. Care for Peanut’s family has been entrusted to Seaver-Brown Funeral Service and Crematory, 237 East Main Street, Marion Va. 24354.

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I'm truly sorry for the loss of a wonderful man. He sure made all of us like family. Loved him and Margaret to death. They both always will hold a special place in my heart. Love and prayers for All of you. If we can do anything let us know.

Michelle Fields Nov 15 2018 12:00 AM

Kelly Dunavan Nov 14 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Ivan Ross

Kelly Dunavan Nov 14 2018 12:00 AM

Im so sorry for your loss. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. May our Lord give you continued strength, peace and comfort today, tomorrow and all the days ahead.

Cindy Poston Blevins Nov 13 2018 12:00 AM

Sam and I are so sorry for your loss. The Ross family remain in our prayers.

Sam and Susan Boyd Nov 13 2018 12:00 AM

Gene, Anita and Cynthia, we are so very sorry to hear of Peanut's passing. You are all in our prayers. May God's peace be with you.

Becky Ross Reynolds Nov 12 2018 12:00 AM

Sorry for your loss.

Kenny Scott Nov 12 2018 12:00 AM

Gene, Anita and Cynthia, So sorry to hear of Ivans passing. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers! Tina Williams

Tina Williams Nov 12 2018 12:00 AM

Sorry to hear of Ivan's passing, I loved joking with him at the bowling center. I really liked him, he was a lot of fun and he loved joking with me.

James Hunt Nov 12 2018 12:00 AM

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