Elza Cross, 85, of Chattanooga, formerly of Scott County, passed away February 7, 2014, at the Health Center of Standifer Place in Chattanooga.

Born in Scott County, August 10, 1928, he was preceded in death by his parents, Dewitt and Amanda Whalen Cross; wife, Dessie Cross; brothers, Ronald and Kyle Cross; and in-laws: Denver Wright, Harold Ellis, and Zula Duvall.

He was a member of Pine Grove Baptist Church, and was a veteran of the United States Army.

He is survived by a grandson he raised as a son, Jody Strunk; sisters: Mary Lee Ellis of Oneida, and Ella Wright of Cincinnati, Ohio; brother, Rothel ìTubî (Violet) Cross of Oneida; sister-in-law, Pauline Cross, numerous step-children and step-grandchildren, and many other relatives.

Funeral service was conducted February 10, in the chapel of Jones & Son Funeral Home with Bro. Wayne King and Bro. Dilmon Stanley officiating. Interment followed at Pine Hill Cemetery with full military honors provided by American Legion Post #136 of Oneida.

Arrangements by Jones & Son Funeral Home.