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A Section Thu.d.r, M.y 12, 2OO5. 3A Pictured with Ross (center) are his wife, Mobley, and Supreme Court Justice P. Harris Hines. Lincoln County a framed copy of the to Ross was Supreme :Justice P. Harris Hines. CHines is the son of Edith Hines of Gray. ~is comments, the justice "Ben Ross has served of the House of for a number and as an attorney over 50 years. He is -- he has his district and his Hines went on to Ross as a "classic." All-American player John the justice said, "The that is the most me is the amount I played. I played a lot; I [every day; I hit the marks day; and I was in the salne ~true for Ben. His career is by sustained excellence a long period time. I am and proud to present *ith this honor." le~cerpt from the Supreme lresolution is as follows: "Ben Barren Ross was born in Jones County, Georgia, on July 26, 1921 ; received his baccalaureate degree from Mercer University in 1942; honorably served as a member of the United States Army during World War I1; was admitted to the practice of law on September 10, 1948; graduated from Mercer University's Walter E George School of Law in 1949; and continuously practiced law from his offices in Lincolnton, Georgia, through December 31, 2004. "Ben Barren Ross was a lion of the Georgia House of Representatives, serving as a member of the Appropriations, Judiciary, Reapportionment, and Ways and Means Committees; as secretaryoftheUniversitySystem Committee; and as chairman of the Education Committee. "Ben Barren Ross served as county attorney for Lincoln County, Georgia, beginning in 1958 and continuing through December 31, 2004 and also served as city attorney for Lincolnton, Georgia, for many years. "Ben Barren Ross by his , of Gray nized, :s two awards' "City of Gray has once received dual recogni- its "complete and Water for its water and "NPDES Permit Treatment Plant year 2004. Gray, City two Gold Awards at ia Water & Pollution Association's 2005 Conference Awards held April 12 at Gardens. This year of Gray was among out of over 1,200 drinking water sys- ~a~d wastewater treatment won awards three last ~Years for its wastewater the City of to continue its to excellence in safe drinking water clean environment for car was listed O. Why did is for thousands? the owner it in Cou. % ws' section! today and get ad for www.robiflslcu.org only $10. NCUA legal skills, untiring efforts, and persuasive abilities caused the roads of his House District to be greatly improved and was the founding father of the Lincoln County Public Library. "His devotion to the law and concern for justice have caused this outstanding lawyer to be a superior advocate for his clients and an exemplary citizen of the State of Georgia." The resolution was signed by all seven members of the Supreme Court. One of the highlights of the occasion was a tribute to Ross given by Anneice Butler, his secretary of 39 years. Reflecting on their years together, she said, "We never had a serious disagreement -- this was due to the type of person Mr. Ross is. He is willing to concede when he is wrong. He would quote "Goat" Davis, saying, 'Two heads are better than one, even if one is a goat head.' "After working with Mr. Ross for such a long period of time, I know his mind set," Butler continued. "He was dedicated to the law; he tried to represent Lincoln County to the best of his ability; and he is dedicated to his family." She went on to add that Ross did a great deal of pro bone work, even refusing fees when they were offered. "He is a person of great integrity -- a true Southern gentleman. It has been a great pleasure to know him and to have worked with him all of these years." Also during the ceremony, the audience heard from Warren Evans, a former state insurance commissioner who served with Ross in the House of Representatives. Aaron displays awards received from the Georgia Water and Pollution Control Association "Ben was one of the few members of the legislature I knew when I started in 1975. He had been there for several years an~ helped me get acclimated to legislative service. I remember Ben asking me about my seating assignment. He suggested that I pick a seat in the back on the shortest row. I wasn't excited MORE ROSS PAGE 5A "For the Smile of Your Life" Danny R. 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