Obituaries – September 25, 2007

Ima Mai Bass

Services for Mrs. Bass will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26 at Giles Creek Baptist Church in Smyrna with the Rev. Terry Campbell officiating. Interment will be in Cunningham Cemetery. Visitation will be 1-8 p.m. Tuesday at Hunter Funeral Home and 10 a.m. until the service Wednesday at the church.

Mrs. Bass, 79, of Smyrna, died Monday, Sept. 24, 2007 at Middle Tennessee Medical Center. She was a member of Giles Creek Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by son, Joe Howard Bass; grandson, Robert Judson Hollis; and son-in-law, William Aubrey Gentry. Survivors include: husband, Joe Gilford Bass; daughters, Earline Hollis of Danville, Ind., Mary Gentry of Smyrna, and Gale Bass of Smyrna; grandchildren, William Chad and Jason Aubrey Gebtry and James Howard and Angel Jo Bass; adopted grandchildren, Marsha, Glenn, David, Robert and Jean Hollis; seven great-grandchildren and numerous adopted great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be grandchildren. Honorary pallbearers will be Deacons of Giles Creek Baptist.

Evelyn Graves Irwin

Services for Mrs. Irwin will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26 at Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home with the Revs. Barry Ellis and Donald Owens officiating. Interment will be in Hermitage Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Irwin, 91, of Lebanon, died Sunday, Sept. 23, 2007 at her residence. She was the daughter of the late Robert Ernest and Martha Margaret Wilson Graves. She was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church and retired from the Tennessee Department of Transportation where she was a draftsmen drawing state maps.

She was preceded in death by parents; husband, Lee Ander Irwin; step-children, Louise Thompson and Rachel Graves; grandson, Randy Richers; brothers, Robert, Frank and Jack Graves; and sister, Ethel Rawls. Survivors include: children, Melcin D. (Cecille) Irwin of Gilbertsville, Ky. and Martha Jean (Ronnie) Richer of Sun City, Fla.; step-children, Doug (Jean) Irwin of Orlando, Fla. and Doris (Frank) Thompson of San Jose, Calif.; brother, Roy (Dee) Graves of Hendersonville; grandsons, Troy (Donna) Irwin of Nashville, James (Holli) Finney of Whitehouse and Mark Richer of Georgia; granddaughters, Susan and Sherry Richer of Springfield; and great-grandchildren, Felecia, Elizabeth and Hunter Chase Irwin.


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