KILGORE - Services for Mae Bass, 86, of Tyler, formerly of Kilgore, will be at 2 p.m. Friday, October 3, 2008, at the Rader Funeral Home Chapel, with the Reverend Dr. Charles Dodson officiating. Burial will follow in Hickory Grove Cemetery.
Miss Bass died Wednesday, October 1, 2008, in Tyler, Texas.
Miss Bass was born October 11, 1921, in Spur, Texas, to Viola and Richard Bass. Their family moved to Kilgore in the early 1920s. She attended Lee School and graduated from DeKalb High School.
Miss Bass worked a number of years for the Civil Service and later for Brawn Construction Co. She was the secretary to the district manager for United Gas in Kilgore and Longview for 40 years before she retired in 1985.
Mae was devoted to her family and her church. She was a longtime member of the Forest Home Baptist Church, where she was a member of the Joy Makers. When she moved to Tyler, she joined the Woods Baptist Church where she was a group leader for her Sunday school class.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and siblings, Wesley Bass, Robert Bass, Grady Bass, Horace Bass and Louie Barrett.
Mae, known as "Aunt Mae," is survived by her nieces and nephews, Leonard Bass of Mount Pleasant, Martha Ramsey of Longview, Oleta and Elmer Thrift of Mount Pleasant, Sally Dobson of Mount Pleasant, Lou and Jay Hargrave of Nacogdoches, Gene Bass of Kilgore, Wayne and Sue Bass of Kilgore, Jack and Elizabeth Bass of Hallsville, and Barbara and Mike Simmons of Kilgore; and numerous great-nieces and great-nephews.