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HADDIX, Ross died in Xenia, on December 3, 2010. He was born July 24, 1921, at Noble (Breathitt County), KY, the son of the late Arthur Haddix and Maude Noble Haddix. He was preceded in death by his wife, Edith Lewis Haddix, and his only daughter, Melinda Marshall. He is survived by two grandchildren: Holly Argast (Allan) of Tipp City, and one grandson, Harley Marshall of Wilmington; three great-grandchildren; Logan Argast, Michael Weimer, and Hayden Marshall; two brothers, Bert Haddix of Dayton, and Joe Haddix, of Fairbon,; two sisters, Mrs. Blanche Landrum, of Paris, KY, and Dove Margenau, of Grass Lake, MI; and a special friend, Bessie Sibley, of Xenia; and a host of nieces and nephews. Ross attended grammar school in Breathitt County, KY, and high school in Richmond, KY, graduating from Riverside Institute (Lost Creek, KY) in 1940. Ross joined the US Army in May 1940- being among the personnel forming the First Armored Division, then serving as cadre during the forming of several armored divisions; the Fourth Armored Division, the Sixth Armored Division, and the Eleventh Armored Division- which was the division in which he served overseas, under General George Patton, being thrown into the Battle of the Bulge, and liberating the Mathausen concentration camp during the later stages of the war. After the war, Ross worked in the printing industry, retiring from the Dayton Daily News in 1983, and later becoming a Realtor in Xenia. He was a member of the American Legion, AMVETS, and the Masons (KY). Ross will greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. Services will be held at 10am, Wednesday, December 8, 2010, at Neeld Funeral Home, 1276 N. Detroit St., Xenia, with Pastor Zeke Grigsby officiating. Visitation will be held from 6-8pm, Tuesday, with American Legion services at 7:30pm. Burial will be in Silvercreek Twp. Cemetery, Jamestown. Condolences may be made to the family at www.NeeldFuneralHome.com.

Published in Dayton Daily News on Dec. 5, 2010
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