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Cross Creek - Berney Lee Bass, 79, lifelong resident of Cross Creek, Florida, died Thursday, January 23, 2014 at his home, following a long illness.

Mr. Bass was born on July 19, 1934 to the late Charles Berney and Theresa Bass, and had lived in the Cross Creek area his entire life. He was an electrician, working for many years for All Florida Electric, before his semi-retirement in 2004.

Mr. Bass was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Geraldine Bass, who died in 2004. He was an active member of the New Cross Creek Baptist Church and was a member of the Hawthorne Masonic Lodge, #103. Mr. Bass loved serving his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ by helping others, fishing and duck hunting.

He is survived by one daughter, Lee Ann (Rickey) Benton, of Cross Creek; two sons, Robert (Marlene) Bass, of Lochloosa and Michael (Alisha) Bass, of Cross Creek; one sister, Bernice (Billy) Dyson, of Hawthorne; and one brother Roy (Wanda) Bass, of Waldo. Seven grandchildren and six great grandchildren also survive.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at 11:00 A.M., in the Chapel of Williams-Thomas Funeral Home Hawthorne, U. S. 301 South at Lake Avenue, with Rev. Charles Litzell, Rev. Dan Blasiole, and Rev. John Parker officiating. Interment will follow in the Antioch Cemetery, Lochloosa. The family will receive friends Tuesday, January 28, 2014 from 5 to 7 P.M., at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to the Hospice of the Nature Coast, 6721 Crill Avenue, Palatka, FL 32177. Please visit his memorial page at:




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Published in Gainesville Sun on Jan. 28, 2014
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