Ross M. Kivett

August 19, 1924 - November 7, 2009
Ross M. Kivett


Ross Melton Kivett Jr., 85, passed away Saturday November the 6th at Lower Cape Fear Hospice LifeCareCenter after a long battle with Polycystic Kidney Disease.

Rossie, as he was affectionately known, was born August 19th, 1924 in Yanceyville NC the only child of Sally Langley Kivett and Ross Melton Kivett Sr.

Ross served in World War II in the 82nd Airborne Division. He was employed for 37 years by Southern Bell in Greensboro NC, retiring in 1983 to Holden Beach NC where he enjoyed fishing, shrimping, boating, collecting oysters and clams and spending time with his loving wife of 62 years, Mildred Childress Kivett.

Ross is survived by his wife Mildred, sons Douglas Ross Kivett and wife Janice, Steven Melton Kivett, 5 grandchildren, Steven Ross Kivett, Caroline Hott, Mandy Edwards, Tracy Kivett and Katelyn Kivett and 7 great grandchildren. Ross was preceded in death by his daughter, who he adored, Sharon Victoria Kivett Martin.

The family will receive friends Sunday November 8th at the Holden Beach Chapel 107 Rothschild St, Holden Beach NC. from 4 to 6 pm. A celebration of life service for Ross will be held at 1 PM Monday November the 9th also at the Holden Beach Chapel.

We would like to thank all the kind people at the Davita Dialysis Center in Shallotte and at the Lower Cape Fear Hospice LifeCareCenter.

Memorials may be made to the Polycystic Kidney Disease Foundation 9221 Ward Parkway, Suite 400 Kansas City, MO 64114-3367 or by calling 1-800-PKD-CURE (1-800-753-2873) or to the Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC. 28401

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  • November 08, 2009
    Cheryl McKeithan says:
    My deepest sympathies to your family for your loss!! I wish you strength to help you at this time!!

  • November 09, 2009
    Jerry & Dean Mason says:
    We were proud to call Ross both a friend as well as a viligent land-lord. We will miss him. Our sincere condolences.

  • November 09, 2009
    Patsy Craven says:
    Our thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Kivett family. Love, Patsy & Lewis Craven

  • November 19, 2009
    Sharon and Gene Didden says:
    Please accept our belated prayers and thoughts in the loss of your father. WE know how much he will be missed. We love all of you.