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Bertha Skelton (Skelton) Ross

February 15, 1924 ~ December 3, 2019 (age 95)


Bertha Skelton Ross, 95, widow Jimmie Ross, of Greenville, died Tuesday, December 3, 2019.

Born in Pickens, she was a daughter of the late Julius C. and Ollie Ballenger Skelton.

She worked for Greenville County School System in food services.

Bertha is survived by three daughters, Judy Lamar, Brenda Lancaster, and Theresa Dowling; two sons, Charles Palmer and Don Ross; 11 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and a brother, Lawrence Skelton.

In addition to her parents and loving husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Jane Leatherwood; a son, Waymon Palmer; and several brothers and sisters.

A visitation will be held Saturday, December 7, 2019 from 12:30 p.m. until 1:45 p.m. at Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, Downtown, with the funeral service to follow at 2:00 p.m. in the Downtown chapel. Burial will be held in Woodlawn Memorial Park.

The family will be at their respective homes.

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December 7, 2019

12:30 PM to 1:45 PM
Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, Downtown

Funeral Service
December 7, 2019

2:00 PM
Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, Downtown
639 N. Main Street
Greenville, SC 29601

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