10/26/08 — ALMA B. RHODES

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Died Oct. 23, 2008

Alma Bass Rhodes, 91, of Fayetteville, passed away Thursday at Ashewood Estates in Sanford.

The funeral will be conducted Sunday, Oct. 26, 2008, at 3 p.m. in First Baptist Church on Anderson Street by the Revs. A. Edward Beddingfield Jr. and Brent Rector. Burial will follow in Lafayette Memorial Park on Ramsey Street.

She was preceded in death by her husband Robert "Bob" Rhodes in 1986. She organized and taught the deaf ministry and was a deaconess and the first female church treasurer at First Baptist Church. She was secretary-treasurer for both the Cumberland county association for the blind and the Fayetteville ladies Lions Club, she also taught sign language classes at Fayetteville Technical Community College and Fort Bragg. She was a retired head bookkeeper for Methodist University.

She is survived by a son, Robert J "Dusty" Rhodes and wife, Gail, of Waycross, Ga.; two daughters, Ava Spivey and husband, Mack, of Sanford and Rose Thweatt of Fayetteville; four brothers, the Rev. Marion "Pete" Bass, Will Bass and Emerson Bass, all of Eureka and Mack Bass and wife, Betty Jo, of Kinston; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 25, 2008, at Jernigan-Warren Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alma B. Rhodes Scholarship Fund c/o Methodist University, 5400 Ramsey St., Fayetteville, N.C. 28311, or to First Baptist Church 201 Anderson St., Fayetteville, N.C. 28301


Published in Obituaries on October 26, 2008 9:40 AM