Howard Ross

Howard Calvin Ross

SPENCER - Mr. Howard Calvin Ross, age 63, of Hollywood Drive, passed on Friday, Nov. 23, 2012, at Presbyterian Hospital, Charlotte.

Born March 19, 1949, in Rowan County, he was the son of the late William and Irene Jiles Ross. He attended the Rowan County public schools and graduated from Dunbar High School.

Mr. Ross was retired from Cone Mill and also worked at Carolina Colors. He also served in the U.S. Army.

He is survived by a daughter, Valarie Steele, Spencer; grandchildren Latoya Steele, Concord, and Lavera Steele, Spencer; great-grandchild Journey Steele, Concord; brothers Theodore Ross, Spencer, James R. Ross, New York, and Charles Ross, Granite Quarry; sister Marion Russell, New York; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Visitation: The visitation will be held from 1-2:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29 at the A.R. Kelsey Memorial Chapel, Noble and Kelsey Funeral Home, Inc. and burial will follow at Oakdale Cemetery.

Noble and Kelsey Funeral Home, Inc. is assisting the Ross family. Online condolences may be made at

Published in Salisbury Post on Nov. 28, 2012