ROSS JR., ALONZA L., 80
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Alonza L. "Bill" Ross Jr. of Alachua, Florida passed away Thursday November 14, 2013 at his home. Bill was born in Andalusia, Alabama on December 10, 1932 to Alonza L. Ross Sr. and Beulah F. Ross.
He was an alumni of Faulkner University and received his Master's Degree in Theology from Amridge University, both in Montgomery, Alabama. He was a Church of Christ minister for sixty years. As a preacher, Bill was involved in baptizing hundreds of people during his career. He was known for his love of the Bible and the church and his family.
Bill is survived by his wife of sixty years, Era Simmons Ross, and four sons, Ricky (Ginny), Larry (Jackie), Kevin, and Mark (Jennifer). He is also survived by nine grandchildren, a sister, Betsy Blackerby, and nieces and nephews. Bill will be greatly missed by his wife, family, and close friends.
Published in Gainesville Sun from Dec. 29 to Dec. 30, 2013