Alfred Ross” Gholson 81 of Louisa passed away Thursday February 10 2011. He was born in Houston Texas to the late Louis & Pearl Gholson. He is also predeceased by his wife of 44 years; Mary Gwendolyn Shives Gholson; and a brother; Gordon Gholson.
He served in the U. S. Air Force for 21 years; retiring in 1967 as Staff Sgt.; with two life saving medals and he was honorably discharged in 1976 after 9 years in the Air Force Reserves. Later he retired as a Sheriff’s Deputy having served Louisa County for 20 years. He was an avid reader and enjoyed military history and spending time with his family.
He is survived by his children: Michael Ross Gholson & his wife Nancy; Eric Scott Gholson & his wife Mindy; Nancy Marx and her special friend Bob; William Mark Gholson& wife Sue and Meredith G. Smith & husband Donald his grandchildren: Jon-Ross Jordan Mackenzie Adam Griffith Megan Ashley Kutz & husband Bob Brian Emily Amanda Mary E. Harper & husband Griffin and Mikala his great-grandchildren; Anthony and Madison.
Family will receive friends from 6-8 pm on Saturday February 12th at Woodward Funeral Home; where a Memorial service will be held 2 pm on Sunday February 13th with Rev. Perry Clore officiating.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to The American Cancer Society 1445 E Rio Road; Suite 104 Charlottesville VA 22901 or the Wounded Warrior Project PO Box 758517 Topeka KS 66675-8517.