Marilyn Taylor Ross


Marilyn D. Taylor Ross

Marilyn D. Taylor Ross, 93, a former resident of Benton, passed away Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017, at a health care facility in Sevierville.

She was a homemaker and longtime member of First Baptist Church of Benton. She read her Bible through 14 times and taught Sunday school to 6- to 8-year-olds for 25 years. She loved being involved in Happy Hearts of First Baptist Church. In her younger years, she painted dishes at Southern Pottery in Erwin.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 36 years, John W. Taylor; parents, Jefferson and Ivah Baker Davis; siblings, Gene Davis, Rod Davis, Margaret Lowe and Billie Lloyd; and her second husband, Chester Ross.

She is survived by her daughters: Debbie (Steve) Smith of Turtletown, Dana (Tim) Fleeger of Seymour, and Joy (Ron) Ramage of Englewood; grandchildren: Sarah Smith, Andrea Millsaps, Ashley Bell, Mark Smith, Amber Heifner, Kendra Allen and Randall Allen; and nine great-grandchildren.

The family expresses a special “Thank you” to the staff at Dominion Senior Living in Sevierville, for its loving kindness and care.

Graveside services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017, at Benton Memorial Gardens in Benton with the Rev. Tim Fleeger officiating.

The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017, at Higgins Funeral Home, prior to the service.

Send a message of condolence and view the Taylor family guestbook at .

Higgins Funeral Home of Benton is in charge of the arrangements.


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