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Emogene McKnight Ross, age 76, passed away at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017.

She was a native and life-long resident of Rutherford County. She was a member of the Baptist Church. During her lifetime she had faced many battles with her health. Emogene's battle was diabetes. She won so many battles over the last several years but on Jan. 3, 2017 she had no more fight left in her and lost the war to diabetes. Her loss to diabetes was her gain to her home in Heaven with her God and Savior. Emogene loved children, reading and many other sports like basketball and even sometimes football. She was an excellent seamstress and crafter and wonderful cook. She took great care of her family and was a homemaker and stay at home mom and Mawmaw. Emogene loved people and was kind to all people she met. Her main loves were her husband, kids and grandkids. Even Emogene admitted she spoiled her grandkids immensely.

Emogene was preceded in death by her parents, Ruel H. and Clara Mae McKnight and brother-in-law, James Carl Lassiter.

She is survived by her husband, Howard Ross, daughters, Sherrie Ross Davis and Alisha (Todd) Ross Eifert, brothers, Charles P. McKnight and Carl (Janice) McKnight, sister, Brenda Lassiter, grandchildren, Kendra, Shelby, Ross and Jaxon Davis and Addison and Mallory Eifert, great-grandchild Rhyder Boyles and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 9, 2017 at Jennings and Ayers Chapel with WD Thompson officiating. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery with Todd Eifert, Caleb Lassiter, Jim Davenport, Ross Davis, Eddie Ross and Tyler Ross serving as pallbearers.

Visitation with the family will be from 4 until 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017 and 1 until 2:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 6, 2017 at Jennings and Ayers Funeral Home; 820 South Church St. Murfreesboro, TN 37130; (615) 893-2422. Please leave your condolences at www.jenningsandayers.com.

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