Ross, Vaden Ray

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Vaden Ray Ross, 54, of Christiansburg, died Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at Roanoke Memorial Hospital. He was born on October 17, 1960 in Lynchburg, a son of Dorothy Seay Ross of Lynchburg and the late Ronald Vaden Ross.

He graduated Amherst High School and served in the United States Army. Vaden was a member of First Baptist Church of Monroe and worked at Lynchburg Foundry for many years and then went to school to be an LPN and worked for Carilion Clinic.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Linda Newcomb Ross; daughters, Diane Marie Ross and her friend, Cam Huffman and Jennifer Ross Pelkey and husband, Greg; his grandchildren, Dylan Jeremiah Haley and Ava Vaden Pelkey; stepgranddaughter, Kaylee Pelkey; his sister, JoAnn Davis; a nephew, Justin Edward Ross; his mother-in-law, Margaretha Newcomb.

Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Monroe, Building Fund. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Friday, August 28, 2015 at First Baptist Church of Monroe with the Rev. Glynn Coleman and the Rev. Larry Ross officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

Arrangements by Burch-Messier Funeral Home, Bedford, 540-586-7360.