10/23/11 — PETE BASS

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Jan. 10, 1931-Oct. 22, 2011

Hubert Joe "Pete" Bass, 80, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011, at Kitty Askins Hospice Center surrounded by his family.

The family will receive friends Monday, Oct. 24, 2011, from 6 until 7 p.m. at Seymour Funeral Home, followed by his funeral services at 7 p.m. at the chapel with the Rev. Rufus Butler officiating. Interment will be Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2011, at 11 a.m. in Evergreen Memorial Cemetery.

Pete was born in Duplin County on Jan. 10, 1931, to Lola Lee Bass of Goldsboro and formerly of Sampson County and the late Clarence Hubert Bass. He retired from Southern Bell after 35 years of service. Pete was a member of Westwood United Methodist Church, where he served the church in many capacities and was a member of the Methodist Men. He was also a member of the Telephone Pioneers and had been a member of the Moose Lodge. Pete will be remembered as a man of few words, but was one that got the simple pleasure of finding words in his daily circle-the-word puzzles. His family will cherish his memory as a loving husband, son, daddy, granddaddy, great-granddaddy and brother.

In addition to his mother, Pete is survived by his wife of 59 years, Melva Darden Bass; his daughters, Janet Bass Woodard and husband, Rex, of Bentonville and Darlene Bass Newsome of Goldsboro; his son, Gary Wayne Bass of Winterville; his grandchildren, Chris Woodard, Amy Dover and husband, Jim, Beth Newsome, Megan Newell and husband, Timmy, and Will Newsome; and his great-grandchildren, Hunter Newell, Ryder Newell, Nathan Dover and Noah Dover. He is also survived by his brother, Harold Bass and wife, Hazel, of Wilkesboro; a special aunt, Edna Beasley and husband, Roy, and their son, Tony; as well as many nieces and nephews.

Flowers are welcome or memorials may be made to Westwood United Methodist Church, 130 Short St., Goldsboro, NC 27530, or to Kitty Askins Hospice Center, 107 Handley Park Court, Goldsboro, NC 27534.

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


Published in Obituaries on October 23, 2011 12:52 PM