April 20, 2009
ATHENS COMMUNITY — Lloyd James “Sonny” Rost, 70, died April 17, 2009. Services were today at 11 a.m. at E.E. Pickle Funeral Home Chapel in Amory with Pastor Jeff Brooks, Pastor James Wells and Bro. Tim McMillan officiating. Private burial followed at Greenbrier Cemetery. Mr. Rost was born Sept. 1, 1938, in Leroy, La., to the late Whitney Rost and Nolia Roy Dronet. He had lived in Lafayette, La., and in Athens for 26 years. Before retirement, he worked in oil fields and attended Amory Church of God. He served in the U.S. Army. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his stepfather, Walter Dronet. He is survived by his wife, Frances Gladney Rost of Athens; sons, Michael Rost of New Albany, Robbie Rost of Columbus, Shane Rost of Amory and Devin Rost of Vicksburg; daughters, Gwen Gilmore and Cheryl Brown, both of Athens; sister, Betty Joyce Conner of Shreveport, La.; 12 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Michael, Robbie, Shane and Devin Rost, Charles Gilmore Jr., Larry Brown and John Johnson.