Skip to content

Obituaries – Jan. 4 Issue


Charles “Don” Donovan Gross, 95, of Trenton, passed away Friday, Dec. 23, 2022.

Don was born Dec. 9, 1927, to the late Henry and Ruby Richie Gross in Deemer, Miss. He owned and operated Gross Furniture in Trenton. Don was a founding member of the Trenton Fire Department and served as Assistant Chief until 1980. He served on the Board of Directors at the Bank of Dade from 1977–2021 and was a former member of the Trenton City Council.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Harold Gross.

Survivors include his wife of 68 years, Ruth Wilson Gross; children, Gary (Suzan) Gross and Stan (Benita) Gross; grandchildren; Kyle (Courtney) Gross, Reed (Starla) Gross, Brandi (Tanner) Clark and Holly (Brandon) Whetzell; and great-grandchildren, Kaylee Clark, Adilynn Gross, Trever Gross, Collins Clark, Chandler Gross and Tucker Gross.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to Mitzi Avery and Angie Smith for their compassionate care.

A private funeral service and burial was held at Lake Hills Memorial Gardens.

Visit to share expressions of sympathy and view his memorial tribute.

Arrangements by Moore Funeral Home, Trenton.



Loretta Jordin, 88, of Naples, Fla., passed away Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2022.

Loretta was born Jan. 11, 1934, to the late Louis and Vivian Andrews in Fort Fairfield, ME. She attended Caribou High School and graduated as a Registered Nurse from Salem Nursing School.  She worked as an operating room nurse and later as an office nurse in a primary care setting.

She is preceded in death by her parents, brother, and husband of 50 years, John Nicholas Jordin, II.

Survivors include her children, Julia (Dave) Harp, Kelly (Rick) Moffatt, and John (Julie) N. Jordin, III; grandchildren; Kaitlin Anderson, Kari Harp, Nicholas Sweet, Natalie Waters, Victoria Moffatt, Richardson Moffatt, Jacqueline Jordin, John N. Jordin, IV and 9 great-grandchildren.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff in the Loft Memory Care section at THRIVE at Brow Wood for their kind, attentive and compassionate care for the last three years.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Loretta’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Association.

A celebration of life is planned for the spring of 2023.

Arrangements by Moore Funeral Home, Trenton.



Peggy Lou Payne, 78, of Rising Fawn, passed away Thursday, Dec. 22, 2022.

Peggy and her husband PeeWee were the owners of Glass Farm Nursery and P&P Produce for many years. She enjoyed spending time with family, gardening, canning and gambling. Peggy was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who will be dearly missed by all who knew her.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Marvin and Louise Willie King; and sister, Betty Ellis.

Survivors include her husband of 57 years, Louis Eugene “PeeWee” Payne; daughters, Sandy Payne, Charlotte (Paul) Payne, Lisa (Sammy) Rice, Tina (Jeeter) Payne and Andrea Dee (Robert) Owens; grandchildren, Sky Bolton, Stormy (Dane) Robinson, Michael Lowery and Kolt Owens; great-grandchildren, Maelee Robinson, Addie Gass, Kalloway Lowery and Banks Lowery; nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Tuesday, Dec.27, at the Trenton Chapel of Moore Funeral Home with Brother Eddie Cantrell officiating. Interment was at Byrd’s Chapel Cemetery.

Visit to share expressions of sympathy and view her memorial tribute.

Arrangements by Moore Funeral Home, Trenton.


Leave a Comment