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Carson Odell Bass
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Birth: Feb. 16, 1927
Mecklenburg County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Jan. 17, 1997
Mecklenburg County
North Carolina, USA

Carson Odell Bass was the son of Jesse Rea Bass Sr.(11 Mar 1900 - 06 Oct 1993) and Lola Asbury Deese(01 Nov 1903- 15 Nov 1985) who were married 25 Jan 1922. He married Edith Augusta Simril "Billie" and they had two children: Robert Stephen "Steve" Bass (10 Mar 1952 - 25 Jun 2005) and Antoinette Leigh "Toni" Bass. Toni was married to Gary Dean Blakely. Through Toni and Gary, they had three grandchildren: Morgan Lea Blakely (1983), Wesley Craig Blakely (1986) and Mitchel Clarke Blakely (1986).

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Published in the Charlotte Observor

Carson Odell Bass, 69, of Charlotte died January 17, 1997 at Mercy Hospital. Graveside services will be at 2 pm. Monday at Forest Lawn Cemetery with Rev. John Willingham officiating. Masonic Rites will be by Matthews Masonic Lodge. Visitation is 4-6pm Sunday at McEwen Funeral Service, Charlotte Chapel.

Mr. Bass was born in Charlotte on Feb. 16, 1927, son of the late Jesse Rea and Lola Deese Bass and was a member of Sardis Presbyterian Church. He was a graduate of Matthews High School, Kings Business College, was a member of Matthews Masonic Lodge #461, Scottish Rite Bodies, Oasis Temple of the Shrine, Oasis Club Car Unit, and was past Captain of the Roadrunner unit. Mr. Bass retired as chief of the Town of Matthews Police Department. He is survived by his daughter Toni Manley of Climax, N.C., son Robert Stephen Bass of Mint Hill, N.C., sister Eleanor Hayes of Charlotte, brothers Rea Bass, R. Lee Bass, J. Edward Bass, and Bill M. Bass all of Charlotte, grandchildren, Morgan, Wesley, and Mitchell and a companion Edna W. Brooks.

Mr. Bass was preceded in death by his wife, Edith "Billie" Simril Bass. Memorials made me made to the Shriners Crippled Children's Hospital care of Oasis Temple, PO Box 560666, Charlotte, NC 28256 or the Oxford Orphange, 600 College St., Oxford, N.C. 27565. Active pallbears will be from the Matthews Masonic Lodge. Honary pallbears will be the Oasis Club car Unit and the Oasis Roadrunners. McEwen Funeral Service, Charlotte Chapel is serving the Family of Mr. Bass.

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He owned a sweet Pug dog named ... Pug and a Lassie dog named Queenie!

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A very detailed record of his early life can be found in the book written by his sister, E. B. Hayes (Mrs. Grayson Hayes). It is a biography of his sisters life but the first half is devoted to her childhood and family history. Excellent telling of Mecklenburg Co. / Union county history. The book is called GRAMFLAKES.

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Family links: 
  Jesse Rea Bass (1900 - 1993)
  Lola Asbury Deese Bass (1903 - 1985)
  Edith Agusta Simril Bass (1928 - 1989)*
  Robert Stephen Bass (1952 - 2005)*
  Jesse Rea Bass (1924 - 2011)*
  Reuben Lee Bass (1925 - 2003)*
  Carson Odell Bass (1927 - 1997)
  Jason L. Edward Bass (1929 - 1997)*
  Charles Samuel Bass (1934 - 1994)*
  Billy Mack Bass (1935 - 2006)*
*Calculated relationship


Carson O. / Billie S.
Feb. 16, 1927 / Jan. 25, 1928
Jan. 27, 1997 / Mar. 24, 1989

Note: Their son Steve is buried to the right of them.
Forest Lawn West Cemetery
Mecklenburg County
North Carolina, USA
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Record added: Dec 04, 2010
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