03/12/10 — ELEANOR E.B. BASS

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Sept. 2, 1930-March 11, 2010

Eleanor Ennett Brown Bass, 79, passed away Thursday at Kitty Askins Hospice Center.

A service to celebrate Eleanor's life will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Drew Clark and the Rev. Ryan Rasmussen officiating. A private interment will be held in Willow Dale Cemetery. The family will receive friends following the service in McChesney Hall.

Eleanor was born in Wilmington Sept. 2, 1930, to the late William Ennett Brown and Eleanor Kornegay Brown.

She was a lifelong member of First Presbyterian Church, where she sang in the choir and where she served in kitchen ministry.

Eleanor was an avid bridge player and was a member of the Goldsboro Bridge Club, where she received the silver life master honor.

Along with a tireless commitment to help the underprivileged in our community, she would freely visit and bake goodies for the shut-ins.

Eleanor is survived by her husband of 60 years, Edward Earl Bass Sr.; her sons, Eddie Bass Jr. and wife, Chris, of Kenansville and Robert Ennett Bass of Goldsboro; her grandchildren, Ashley K. Bass of Kenansville and Matthew E. Bass of Rocky Mount; her sisters, Jane Clyde Broder of Wilmington and Peggy Sims and husband, Ben, of Ocala, Fla.; and a special sister-in-law, Barbara Ann Bass Hughey of Goldsboro.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 1105 E. Ash St., Goldsboro, N.C., 27530.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.seymourfuneralhome.com.


Published in Obituaries on March 12, 2010 1:48 PM