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Ira Efferson "Dick" Bass
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Obituary for Ira Efferson "Dick" Bass

Mr. Ira Efferson “Dick” Bass, 80, of Dunn died Sunday morning June 10, 2018 at his home.  He was born July 10, 1937 in Sampson County to the late Parlie and Alma Thornton Bass.

Mr. Bass was preceded in death by his grandparents, Amzie and Maddie Robertson Bass and Ira and Pearl Thornton.

Mr. Bass worked for over 30 years as a tractor mechanic and owned and operated Bass Gas, Grocery & Grill for over 14 years. He was known for visiting the sick in the community and caring for those less fortunate.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at Maple Grove Methodist Church with Rev. Allison Lancaster and Rev. Charles Ray Jernigan officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Mr. Bass is survived by his wife of 59 years, Peggy; sons, Efferson “Effie” Bass and wife Mary Dawn, Chris Bass; daughter, Sylvia Bowden, all of Dunn; one grandson, David Bowden & fiancée Amber of Wilmington.

Visitation will be held Tuesday evening, 5 to 7 p.m., at Skinner & Smith Funeral Home in Dunn.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Maple Grove Methodist Church, c/o Bethodell Sessoms 511 Red Hill Church Rd., Dunn, NC 28334.


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Visitation

Tuesday

12

Jun

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Skinner & Smith Funeral Home

905 Erwin Road
Dunn, NC 28334

Funeral Services

Wednesday

13

Jun

11:00 AM
Maple Grove Methodist Church

784 Maple Grove Church Rd.
Dunn, NC 28334

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