Alma Gross

Thursday, May 26, 2005

Alma Gross, 80, of Pollard, died Wednesday, May 18, 2005, in the General Baptist Nursing Home in Campbell.

She was born April 4, 1925, in Pollard, the daughter of the late Thomas Clay and Nancy Baker Permenter.

She married Fred Gross on March 20, 1945. They had one son.

She was converted at a very early age and served the Lord all of her life. She belonged to New Hope Baptist Church for around 70 years. She taught Sunday school for many years. She loved gospel music, played the piano and organ at churches for around seventy years and played for different quartets and singing conventions throughout Northeast Arkansas and Southeast Missouri.

She is survived by her husband, Fred Gross; one son, Tom Gross and wife, Betty; one granddaughter, Kristen Gross; one sister, Wanda Brent, all of Pollard and many relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 21, 2005, in the Hoggard and Sons Chapel with Loy Culver and Charles Carrens officiating. Burial followed in the New Hope Cemetery in Pollard. Active pallbearers were Sonny Johnson, Jerry Grider, Gary Conley, Nick Yount, Wayne Henley and Luke Palmer. Honorary Pallbearers were Glen Yount, James Huggins, Van Rodery, Ed Wood, Melvin Holifield, John Dover, Bob Palmer, Slim Braden, John Taylor and Grover Baker.

Hoggard and Sons Funeral Home of Piggott was in charge of the arrangements.