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Lena Quarles Basham
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Birth: May 22, 1931
Bedford County
Virginia, USA
Death: Mar. 24, 2006
Virginia, USA

Lena Quarles Basham quietly answered the call of the Lord on Friday, March 24, 2006, with her family at her bedside. She was born on May 22 1931 to the late John H. Quarles and Zula M. Quarles Smith in Bedford County, Va. Early in life she accepted Christ as her personal Savior and was baptized at Green Spring Baptist Church in Goodview. She was an active member of the church until her health declined. In her years as a member of Green Spring Baptist, she served in many capacities. These included church clerk, missionary society, member of the senior choir, deaconess board and many others over the years. Lena was educated in Bedford County schools and graduated from Carver High School in Salem, Va. She was united in marriage to Bruce E. Basham, Sr. for over 55 years. This union was blessed with four children. She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Louise Gates, Pearl Davis and Lois Bonds; brothers, Willis Quarles, Eddie Quarles, and Rev. John M. Quarles; one grandson , Dimitri Basham. Those left to cherish her memories are her husband, Bruce E. Basham, Sr.; children, Bruce (Edna) Basham, Jr., Linda (Curtis) Wright, Wayne (Miranda) Basham and Derwin Basham; seven grandchildren, Jarrett (Kim) Ferguson, Bradley Basham, Teresa Ferguson, Justin Ferguson, Brandon Basham, Deairra Basham and Joshua Basham; two great-grandchildren, Jaelynn Ferguson and Aleyah Basham; five sisters, Mary B. (Nelson) Evans, Shirley Bonds, Phyllis "June" Quarles, Frances Waldron and Elizabeth Norrell; two brothers, Jerome (Vera) Quarles and Robert Quarles; brothers-in-law, Lynwood Basham, Kenneth Basham, Manuel Basham and Bernard Basham, Sr.; sister-in-law, Mary Miller; and numerous other relatives-nieces; nephews; cousins, and a host of friends. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 28, 2006 at Green Spring Baptist Church with the Rev. Timothy Wright officiating. The interment will be in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends 7 to 8 p.m. Monday at Hamlar-Curtis Funeral Home.

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  Bruce Elvin Basham (1929 - 2014)*
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Greenspring Baptist Church Cemetery
Bedford County
Virginia, USA
Created by: Randy Shepherd
Record added: Mar 27, 2006
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Lena <i>Quarles</i> Basham
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