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Flowers left for Roxie Bassett
The Bassett community and entire county were shocked and deeply grieved when news was received here of the death of Mrs. C. C. Bassett and the fatal injury to Mr. C. C. Bassett in an automobile wreck which occurred Friday at New Smyrna, Florida, as the family was en route to Palm Beach. the accident happened when the colored chauffeur, Francis Wade, who according to witnesses, was driving at high speed, suddenly put on the brakes, causing the car to skid on the wet pavement and crash into the rear of an ice truck, which was parked on the side of the road. Mrs. Bassett was instantly killed and Mr. Bassett, who sustained a fractured skull, was rushed to the hospital, where he died Saturday at midnight without regaining consciousness. The other occupants of the car escaped with minor injuries. Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Bassett, with their daughter, Miss Dorothy Bassett and their daughter-in-law, Mrs. J. E. Bassett, were en route to Palm Beach, where they were planning to spend several months at their winter home. They left Martinsville at six o'clock Thursday morning, after spending the night there with their daughter, Mrs. J. C. Hooker. J. E. Bassett, their son, who was attending the opening of the furniture market in Chicago, left immediately for Florida, upon receiving news of the accident. Mrs. R. E. Weaver of Bassett and Mrs. J. C. Hooker of Martinsville, daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Bassett, accompanied by their husbands, left Saturday morning for Winston-Salem, where they took the train for New Smyrna. Mr. J. D. Bassett, brother of Mr. C. C. Bassett, and Mrs. J. D. Bassett, a sister of Mrs. C. C. Bassett, who were at their winter home at Hobe Sound, Florida, were communicated with at once and accompanied by their guests, Mr. and Mrs. T. G. Vaughan, of Galax, arrived a few hours later at the scene of the accident. The funeral party left Florida Sunday afternoon about five o'clock and arrived in Danville early Monday afternoon, where they were met by relatives and friends from Bassett. The bodies of the deceased were taken to the Bassett home, where the funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon. Temporary interment will be made in a private vault at the Oakwood Cemetery in Martinsville, pending the construction of a family vault at Bassett. Mrs. Bassett who was a native of Henry county, was 58 years of age, and before her marriage was Miss Roxie Hundley, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Hundley. Mr. Bassett was about 60 years of age, was also a native of Henry county, and has been identified for years with the industrial development of county. Mr. Bassett was associated with his brother, J. D. Bassett, in numerous manufacturing and business interests here, being vice president of the Bassett Furniture Company of Bassett, the Hooker-Bassett Furniture Company of Martinsville, the Bassett Mirror Company and the First National Bank of Bassett, and a director and stockholder in other enterprises. He was a thirty-second degree Mason and an office holder in the Kiwanis club. Besides their three daughters, Mrs. R. E. Weaver of Bassett; Mrs. J. C. Hooker of Martinsville and Miss Dorothy Bassett and one son, J. Edwin Bassett, who survive their parents, Mrs. Bassett leaves three sisters, Mrs. J. D. Bassett of Bassett; Mrs. N. F. Burge of Martinsville, and Mrs. R. R. Burchfield of Roanoke and one brother, R. L. Hundley of Jenkins Jones, W. Va.; Mr. Bassett being survived by two sisters, Mrs. R. L. Stone and Mrs. J. W. Ramsey of Basset and two brothers, J. D. Bassett of Bassett, and Joe Bassett of Charlotte, N.C.THE HENRY BULLETIN, Tue., Jan. 7, 1930.
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 Added: May. 26, 2012

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