Laston James Rose

Laston James Rose, 87, of Taylorsville died Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017, at his residence in Taylorsville. He was born Wednesday, April 23, 1930, in Calhoun.

Graveside services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Hebron Baptist Church Cemetery in Hebron. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Brother Josh Wootton will officiate. Colonial Chapel Funeral Home of Laurel is in charge of the arrangements.

He was preceded in death by his father James L. Rose; mother Velma Jones Rose; son Steven Rose; and brother RL Rose.

Survivors include his wife of 65 years Anna Nell Rose of Taylorsville; daughters Lynda Bush (David) of Willis, Texas, Carla Warner (Jeff) of Columbia, La., and Karen Woods (Tommy) of San Antonio; son Melton Rose (DeAnn) of Hebron; grandchildren James Henry  “Buddy” Bush (Ashley), DeeDee Withers (Robert), Justin Woods (Katie), Jason Woods, Jonathan Rose (Ashley), Matthew Rose, Michael Rose, TJ “Thomas” Warner (Ashton) and Bailee Warner; 17 great-grandchildren; brother Willard Ray Rose of Seminary; and sisters Nita Smith and Mary Ann Rose, both of Laurel.

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