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Kathy Hales-Ross

June 19, 1954 — August 31, 2022

Kathy Hales-Ross passed away Wednesday, August 31, 2022, at the age of 68 in Concord. She is remembered by her sons, Niko Lee Hales, his wife Kristi, granddaughters Brooklyn and Eva, James Wesley Ross and fiancé Megan.  She will be missed by her older brother James Gandy, Jr, wife Terry, sister Dianne Deese and husband Reid.

Kathy was born June 19, 1954, in Concord North Carolina to the late Ruby and James E. Gandy Sr. She grew up in Concord and graduated from Concord High School in 1972. She worked for Duke Energy her entire career. She loved supporting her sons in their many athletic endeavors. After retiring, she enjoyed spending time outdoors with her dogs and looked forward to wildlife that frequented her apple trees. She enjoyed gardening, growing tomatoes for tomato sandwiches,and feeding the many hummingbirds that visited her feeders daily.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday evening, September 6, 2022, from 6-8 pm at Hartsell Funeral Home of Concord.

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Tuesday, September 6, 2022

6:00 - 8:00pm (Eastern time)

Hartsell Funeral Home-Concord

460 Branchview Dr NE, Concord, NC 28025

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