Margaret Jordan Bass(1929-2012)

Margaret Jordan Bass, the daughter of the late Robert and Addie Lee Jordan, went to Heaven on Jan. 3, 2012, at the age of 82 after an extended illness.

Margaret was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 54 years, Lester Clewis Bass; grandsons, Jamey Bass, Christopher Bass and Randy Nellums; granddaughter, Starla Hasty; great-granddaughter, Erin Hasty; and great-grandson, Bryant Hasty.

Margaret is survived by three sisters, Martha Miles, Jean Laseter and Cathy Jordan of Dothan, Ala.; and brother, Julius (Pete) Jordan of Pensacola, Fla. She leaves behind a legacy of seven children, daughters, Linda Nellums of Chipley, Fla., Donna Waters (Mike) of Dothan, Ala., Gloria Skinner (Floyd) of Panama City Beach, Fla., Shirley Segers of Graceville, Fla., Susan Metcalf (Jody) of Dothan, Ala., and sons, Lester Bass (Frankie) of Murfreesboro, Tenn., and Danny Bass (Carol) of Wicksburg, Ala. Margaret was blessed with 15 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren whom she loved dearly.

Margaret was born in Madrid, Ala., on Jan. 28, 1929, but lived most of her life in Graceville, Fla. She was a friend to many in the community and a dedicated member of Damascus Baptist Church, where she was active serving in the nursery and singing in the choir for more than 25 years. Her life centered around her family and church. She loved cooking and sewing for her children and grandchildren, and traveling America with her beloved sisters.

Visitation will be held at James & Lipford Funeral Home in Graceville from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012. Funeral services will be at Damascus Baptist Church at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 6, 2012. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with James & Lipford Funeral Home directing.

Expressions of sympathy can be made online at

James & Lipford
Funeral Home
P.O. Box 595
Graceville, Fla. 32440

Funeral Home

James & Lipford Funeral Home
5390 Cotton Street  Graceville, FL 32440
(850) 263-3238
Published in Panama City News Herald on Jan. 5, 2012