Mary Snow Lucas Ross, 93, of Newport, departed this life Friday morning, December 21, 2012 at Lewis-Gale Montgomery Medical Center in Blacksburg. Born at her family home in Newport on January 12, 1919 she was a daughter of the late Harvey Samuel and Mintie Lafon Lucas. She was a beloved Mother, Grandmother, Sister and Friend who was affectionately called “T-Toss” by those close to her. Mary was a devout Christian and lifelong member of Sherry Memorial Christian Church where she worked in the CWF, taught Sunday School, and sang in the choir. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Dallas M. Ross, her son-in-law J. C. Link, and her sisters Annie L. Cruise and Maggie L. Cruise.
She leaves to cherish her memory her daughter Betsy Ross Link of Newport; her grandchildren Barry Link of Newport, Terri and Harry Kammer of Bluefield, VA, Kimberly and Michael Secor of High Point, NC; her great-grandchildren Ben and Hannah Link, Katherine and Caroline Kammer, and Noah Secor; her foster son and his wife, Mike and Joan Belcher of Newport; a special neice Nelva Coleman, and her caregiver Helen Stanley.
Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 2:00 pm in the Kendall Funeral Home, 605 Snidow St., Pembroke with burial following in the Lucas Family Cemetery at Newport. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Saturday evening from 5:00 until 7:00 pm. Online condolences may be sent by visiting kendallfuneralhome.com.